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Virgin Mobile SA closes after 15 years

Cell C is switching off services for Virgin Mobile SA today, following the MVNO's announced plans to close up shop in SA after 15 years.

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Omdia View: August 2021

Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about MTN's decision to exit Syria and not bid again for an Ethiopian license, as well as 5G news from Mauritius, Ghana, Mayotte and Reunion.

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MTN plans $35M investment in KZN following SA riots

MTN SA will invest over $35 million on network upgrades in KwaZulu-Natal with 30% going toward replacing stolen and vandalized network infrastructure following civil unrest and looting in July.

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Vodacom SA goes green with more solar-powered sites

Vodacom South Africa has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein worth R8 million (US$565,000).

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SA operators will have to wait until 2022 for spectrum

South Africa's telcos are not getting more high-demand radio frequency spectrum anytime soon, after settlement talks between the regulator and some operators failed to reach an agreement this week.

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MTN, Flutterwave cement fintech alliance

MTN MoMo is partnering with Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.

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US charges former Ericsson employee over Djibouti bribery scheme

US Federal indictment charges former Ericsson employee for alleged role in a scheme to pay about $2.1 million in bribes in Djibouti.

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Africell is shutting its Ugandan business

Africell Group is exiting the Ugandan market after seven years 'for commercial reasons.'

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Africa Data Centres planning major expansion

Africa Data Centres is planning to build ten hyperscale data centers in ten African countries over the next two years, spending over US$500 million.

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Safaricom begins hiring in Ethiopia

Safaricom plans to recruit 1,000 employees for its new Ethiopian business by June next year and is also launching a three-year graduate program in the country.

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MTN Cameroon has been waiting two years to test 5G

MTN Cameroon has been waiting for two years to get approval from the regulator to test 5G.

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SA operators to 'wind down' temporary spectrum usage

South African regulator ICASA is giving operators another three-month grace period to wind down their use of temporary radio frequency spectrum.

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Liquid, Project Taara beam broadband across Congo River

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Alphabet's Project Taara have found a way to bridge a particularly stubborn connectivity gap between Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo and Kinshasa in the DRC.

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Research Bites: Blockchain potential for SA agriculture

This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development explores how blockchain can be used in the agricultural sector to help improve production and distribution processes.

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Omdia View: August 2021

By Omdia Analysts

Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about MTN's decision to exit Syria and not bid again for an Ethiopian license, as well as 5G news from Mauritius, Ghana, Mayotte and Reunion.

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Research Bites: Blockchain potential for SA agriculture

By Roberto Mavilia and Roberta Pisani

This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development explores how blockchain can be used in the agricultural sector to help improve production and distribution processes.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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Digital Skills Enhancing Human Capital

As nations begin to look beyond the crisis of COVID-19 to the new future of work, an opportunity to leverage this disruption as a powerful catalyst for positive change exists – one that could reshape the future and provide more accessible, fair, and impactful digital education and training.

In this webinar, we focus on how digital skills can enhance human capital and help realise the extraordinary potential of intelligent, 4IR-ready African workforces.

Key topics include:

  • Importance of having more than basic digital skills – upskilling & reskilling
  • Championing access to online educational resources – affordable and reliable internet, electricity and hardware
  • Future career options for industry specific roles: Cloud, AI, industrial IoT, big data analytics
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  • The importance of progressive, industry-driven educational policy frameworks

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