Last week, we published an in-depth piece on the digital entertainment boom gaining momentum on the continent. Africa has over 300 million internet users and counting and with the decreasing price of smartphones, the increase in data consumption has been immense - enter the digital entertainment explosion. From gaming and social media to music and video streaming, we take a look at the digital entertainment boom in Africa and the local content and unique applications that have arisen as a result:
Digital Entertainment at AfricaCom 2016: This year's AfricaCom, taking place between the 14-18 November 2016, will be showcasing all the latest trends in African digital entertainment. The Digital Entertainment stream on the 15 November will comprise of Key Note Panels and discussions around the explosion in digital entertainment services, looking at the sectors of gaming, music and video streaming.
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
Speculation suggests Safaricom is about to strike a deal with Ethiopia's government to help introduce the M-Pesa mobile money and banking service to the country's 100 million-plus population and compete with existing player M-BIRR.