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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/22/2017
Liquid Telecom will soon throw open the doors of a refurbished data center in Johannesburg as it bids to become a major force in Africa's burgeoning cloud market.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 11/22/2017
On the second day at this year's AfricaCom, the conversation continued to explore ways for digital connectivity to be the engine for development and social empowerment -- connecting the next billion. Several keynotes and panel discussions tackled the issue of how this can be achieved, with the consensus that although Africa currently lags other markets, ...
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The Staff, 11/15/2017
Digital inclusion was, as anyone would expect, a key theme once again at this year's AfricaCom event and one that was highlighted by Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister, during a 'Visions for Africa' keynote address at the event.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Network operators will relinquish their consumer-facing role in the next five years, becoming wholesale players that help other digital companies to address end-user needs, according to a senior executive from Vodacom.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Threatening mass unemployment, the automation of tasks once performed by humans is an unsettling development in any part of the world. But in Africa, which faces an acute skills shortage, it is an even bigger worry.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Safaricom's chief innovation officer has acknowledged that his company's desire to maximize profits and its resistance to change are partly to blame for the affordability crisis in Africa's mobile data market.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- African fiber operator Liquid Telecom will start offering customers higher-quality connectivity to Microsoft's cloud services after finalizing an agreement with the software giant this week.
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Connecting Africa, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricCom 2017 -- The 20th staging of AfricaCom 2017 opened its doors on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa and began to welcome over 13,000 delegates. The biggest Africa-focused technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event in the world celebrated two decades of bringing together the brightest minds in the global TMT sector with the launch of ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- While most African operators are still fretting over the rollout of 4G services, Orange Botswana is already thinking ahead to the launch of 5G technology in the next few years. The question is what, exactly, the next-generation mobile technology will get used for. And Orange -- like other telcos in the region -- faces a ...
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Founder5300
Posted by Founder5300 |  In reply to: Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Great content, thank you! What was the result of the debate?  Did all the stakeholders define any plans to take their suggestions forward?

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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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