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The Staff, 2/26/2020
MTN Uganda is opening up its Mobile Money (MoMo) ecosystem even further, adding Vodacom Tanzania to the list of telecom partners that customers can do MoMo transactions with in the East Africa region.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/25/2020
Econet, a Zimbabwean-founded telecom company, is keen to get into the race for a telecoms license in Ethiopia. This is according to a Bloomberg report that quotes an Econet spokesperson saying the company, through a number of its subsidiaries, "is actively developing interests in Ethiopia."
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Tom Jackson, 2/24/2020
Sustainable and effective cold chains are crucial for the transportation of food and medicine, but in many parts of rural Africa they have been sorely lacking. Tackling this issue is Nigerian startup Gricd, which is using solar power and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure effective refrigeration.
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The Staff, 2/21/2020
Kenyan operator Safaricom is considering using Huawei equipment for its 5G network rollout this year and is not put off by US efforts to steer countries away from the Chinese manufacturer.
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The Staff, 2/21/2020
Lycamobile, a global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has announced a strategic partnership with Tunisia's state-owned postal and banking service operator, La Poste , giving it access to its third African market.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/20/2020
Mobile operator Vodacom is facing trouble in its smallest African market of Lesotho where the local authority has fined it 8.2 million Maloti ($549,000) and is threatening to revoke its licence.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/19/2020
Major telco group Etisalat is set to trial open RAN solutions across its markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia using technology from Parallel Wireless.
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The Staff, 2/18/2020
Liquid Telecom South Africa has struck a deal to provide wholesale 5G connectivity to Dimension Data's Internet Solutions (IS), which wants to offer next gen enterprise mobile services to its customer base.
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The Staff, 2/17/2020
Airtel Africa's planned IPO in Malawi has met with plenty of local demand, with all 2.2 million shares on offer, amounting to 20% of the operator's total shareholding, snapped up by investors and ready to be traded on the country's national exchange starting February 24.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/25/2020
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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