Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/16/2018
At least 43 of Africa's 55 countries (78%) are expected to have commercial 4G services on offer by the end of this year, according to a new report from GlobalData.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2018
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has launched the Netpreneur Prize, which will allocate a total of US$10 million to 100 African entrepreneurs during the course of the next ten years.
PRESS RELEASE, 8/9/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated ...
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 8/8/2018
As AI and IoT platforms are deployed around the world, the opportunities enabled by these technologies in an African context have started to become apparent. But how will artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and broader enterprise digital transformation developments help to bridge the continent's skills gap, accelerate its fintech revolution ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 8/3/2018
Africa does not immediately spring to mind when one talks about 5G. Nor would Congo usually be the first country mentioned in connection with 5G in Africa. But the Congolese minister for telecom is determined to put his country on the 5G map.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 8/2/2018
Google announced at its recent Google for Nigeria event that 200 WiFi hotspots will be offered free of charge to connect 10 million Nigerians to the Internet. It plans to start in the capital city of Lagos before expanding into the states of Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Enugu and Abuja in 2019.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/31/2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has undergone rapid economic growth in recent years, and mobile penetration has increased fast. But the DRC's mobile adoption rate is still low compared with other sub-Saharan countries.
Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/26/2018
Orange reported healthy growth in revenues and earnings at its Africa business for the first six months of the year, fueled by demand for mobile money and data services.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/25/2018
A new report from mobile industry body the GSMA predicts that 52% of Africa's sub-Saharan population will be connected to mobile networks by 2025.
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