Welcome to AfricaCom TV - the home of all things African tech and telco. In this first episode, we take a look at Bill Gates' Nelson Mandela Lecture, which focused on youth innovation on the African continent. We report on the latest move by Huawei to increase investment in the Africa tech sector, by opening up their first Innovation and Experience Centre, in South Africa. The team were also at the Johannesburg launch of this year's expanded AfricaCom, which featured an expert panel discussion on economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity.
We also take a look at the events calendar, which includes the largest dedicated digital event in the region - Nigeria Com and the bigger, better, bolder, AfricaCom - coming to Cape Town between the 14th-18th November.
The South Atlantic Express (SAEx) project, which aims to connect the Americas and Asia via South Africa, has reached the study, survey and permission phase, with Alcatel Submarine Networks looking into the details.