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World Mobile brings Wi-Fi hotspots to Zanzibar

Blockchain operator World Mobile is partnering with the Zanzibar eGovernment Agency to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots at public facing government institutions.

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MTN SA appoints new CTIO and MD for Supersonic

MTN SA has made two significant leadership changes, Michele Gamberini joins as CTIO and Megan Nicholas as the new MD of MTN's fiber broadband Internet service provider, Supersonic.

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SA's fastest and slowest mobile networks

MTN had South Africa's fastest average download and upload speeds in 2021, according to a new report from MyBroadband Insights.

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ATF 2021: New models for African telecoms

During a panel discussion at the 2021 Africa Tech Festival, experts spoke about how African telecoms operators are diversifying and finding new models for success.

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Research Bites: Why ICT public access centers are struggling

This article – in produced in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development – explores the reasons why African ICT public access centers are not finding success.

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Interview: Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President Martha Suarez

Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert sat down with DSA President Martha Suarez for an in-depth discussion on efficient and effective spectrum utilization as a way to speed up digital inclusion and help connect Africa's unconnected.

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ATF 2021: Ethiopia's telecom market liberalization

During a fireside chat at Africa Tech Festival 2021, we got a status update on Ethiopia's telecoms liberalization process from Brook Taye, senior advisor to the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: Ep. 9 – Tackling the digital divide

In the season finale of the Connecting Africa Podcast, the hosts share their insights on Africa's digital divide and what needs to be done to shrink the gap.

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Youth-centric MVNO BeMobile launches

A new digital mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) BeMobile has launched, aimed at the emerging African youth market.

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SA digital migration on track for March 2022

South Africa's Communications Minister has committed to completing the country's digital migration by the end of March 2022.

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Hot startup of the month: Malawi's Converged Technology Networks

Startup Converged Technology Networks is focused on addressing the unmet demand for residential broadband Internet access in Malawi.

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Omdia View: October 2021

Across the Middle East and Africa, regulators are beginning to facilitate spectrum allocation to operators in the region for the deployment of new and innovative technology.

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World Mobile brings Wi-Fi hotspots to Zanzibar

Blockchain operator World Mobile is partnering with the Zanzibar eGovernment Agency to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots at public facing government institutions.

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Hot startup of the month: Morocco's Chari

Morocco's B2B e-commerce app, Chari, is allowing store owners to order anything they need for their stores and get it delivered in less than 24 hours.

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Research Bites: Why ICT public access centers are struggling

By Cecilia Frans and Shaun Pather

This article – in produced in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development – explores the reasons why African ICT public access centers are not finding success.

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Omdia View: October 2021

By Omdia Analysts

Across the Middle East and Africa, regulators are beginning to facilitate spectrum allocation to operators in the region for the deployment of new and innovative technology.

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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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Meeting SME’s where they are - Building inclusive ecosystems for Africa’s small business owners

Micro and small businesses have been, and still are, the spine and lifeblood of the African economy, making up 90% of businesses on the continent.

Many of these businesses have still been operating in traditional ways and serving non-digital customers. With Covid-19 expediting the digital transformation process, businesses - big and small - have been forced to adapt to operate successfully in a more digital-first environment.

To ensure that the digitalization of Africa’s market doesn’t leave micro and small businesses behind, digital solutions must be inclusive and create business-ready environments. But how can we ensure that African SMEs become digitally enabled?

In this webinar we will share from our own experience on how to create such an environment, and the actions we took in vcita to get there, including:

  • Closing the digital literacy gap through tech inclusion 
  • Making a positive impact on local communities
  • Building the foundations for digital inclusion and small business growth in a technology-accelerated world
  • Building the foundations for digital inclusion and small business growth in a technology-accelerated world

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