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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 9/18/2017
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, Connecting Africa has been profiling some of the most influential figures in Nigeria's technology and telecoms sectors. With the countdown to the 9th annual event underway, Connecting Africa caught up with Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, to discuss the emerging trend of content co-creation ...
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 8/25/2017
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, Connecting Africa has been profiling some of the most influential figures in Nigeria's technology and telecoms sectors. With the countdown to the 9th annual event underway, Connecting Africa caught up with Somze Agama, Managing Consultant at iDeensker, to discuss emerging digital applications and both the challenges and ...
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Connecting Africa, 8/9/2017
Angola Cables has begun the construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) subsea network that will connect Africa directly with Brazil and has held a launch event in Sangano, home to the first landing site, to celebrate.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/8/2017
iflix, the subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service provider focused on emerging markets, has raised a further US$133 million in funding as it ramps up its activities in Africa.
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting AfricaS, 8/3/2017
MTN Group posted a profit for the six months to the end of June, confirming its earlier forecast that it would reverse its negative performance in what was a somewhat turbulent 2016 and saying it is on track to meet guidance for 2017 as a whole. (See MTN Predicts Return to Profit for H1 2017 .)
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting Africa, 7/28/2017
MTN Group is expecting to post a profit for the six months to the end of June, reversing a negative performance in the previous year that the pan-African group blamed squarely on non-recurring costs such as that Nigerian regulatory fine.
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting Africa, 7/27/2017
Orange hailed the recovery of its business in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) segment as one of the key factors that helped improve the overall group performance in the second quarter, reporting a 1.4% year-on-year increase in group revenue, to euro 10.2 billion ($11.9 billion), in the three months to June.
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting Africa, 7/25/2017
The smartphone market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) remained somewhat sluggish in the second quarter of 2017, but a recent report from research firm GfK predicted that the market would grow in 2017 primarily due to demand from African countries.
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Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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Slevin
Posted by Slevin |  In reply to: Orange, Vodafone Eye Stake in Etisalat Nigeria Report
I hope Orange display better services in Africa than in France.

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Posted by matiss |  In reply to: Safaricom Boasts Enhanced 4G Service With LTE-A Deployments
Thats an inspiring story. Happy to land to the right article!  

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4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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