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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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The Staff, 7/17/2017
AfricaCom, the continent's largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms conference and exhibition, is adding a Technology Arena to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, which this year takes place in Cape Town on November 7-9.
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The Staff, 7/13/2017
Mobile technologies and services generated US$110 billion of economic value in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, the equivalent of 7.7% of the region's GDP*, according to a new report from the GSM Association (GSMA).
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 7/12/2017
Satellite operator Intelsat has launched a new service that enables mobile operators to extend their 2G coverage into remote areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/23/2017
A new open source basestation has emerged from Facebook's Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and could help to lower the cost of building wireless networks in smaller African communities that are still off the cellular map.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/23/2017
Africa may be on the road to increasing mobile penetration but that doesn't mean the journey will be smooth: Recent figures from research firm IDC show that shipments of mobile phones to Africa dipped sharply during the first three months of 2017 compared with the previous quarter.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 6/21/2017
With less than a month until West Africa Com opens its doors in Dakar, we're reaching out to some of the event's most prominent speakers and partners to gain their insights and opinions.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/19/2017
International communications services giant Orange has created a dedicated euro 50 million (US$56 million) fund for startups focused on dealing with "Africa's fundamental challenges."
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The Staff, 6/15/2017
The Vodafone Foundation, the mobile services giant's charitable arm, has announced plans to expand its ongoing education programmes in sub-Saharan Africa in order to provide free primary and secondary education to five million children in Africa.
Posted by lenna |  In reply to: Blue Label to Buy 3G Mobile for 1.9B Rand
1.9 billion ?   Wow...

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