The UK government's Department for International Development has announced a £90 million (US$111 million) aid package designed to spur private investments in Africa's financial services sector.
Building on the work already done by the Financial Sector Deepening Africa organization, the UK government aims to use the aid package to help generate more than £500 million ($616 million) of private sector investments in Africa's financial services businesses, including startups. (See UK aid to boost access to finance for sub-Saharan Africa.)
The hope is that the effort will help to create 50,000 jobs across multiple sectors (including education and infrastructure) in multiple countries, including Nigeria and Kenya.
Boosting access to capital is vital to economic development in any sector, and helping to foster innovation in financial services helps governments, companies and individuals create business opportunities and improve the lives of many: One only has to look at the impact of MPESA to see how bringing financial services to those without access to traditional banking services can impact the lives of millions. (See Safaricom Contributed $5.8B to Kenya's Economy and M-Pesa Reaches the Big One-O.)
With the trend to extreme cellular capacities, new generations of advanced antennas have evolved, adding new possibilities and claiming crucial roles in building efficient 5G networks.
This webinar looks at the key network infrastructure decisions that mobile operators will need to make as they place their 5G plans, with a particular focus on the latest antenna technology and the benefits of beamforming.
It looks at:
How spectrum, land topography and traffic affect your 5G RAN designs.
The rise of beamforming antennas: why, which, when and where?
Under the hood: building a Massive MIMO beamforming antenna.