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Connecting Africa, 9/21/2017
It might seem strange to be looking towards advanced network technologies such as SDN and NFV when around two-thirds of Africa's mobile connections are still on 2G networks, but embracing the requirements of virtualization could be the key to improved services now and to fully unlocking the continent's 4G (and ultimately 5G) door in the future.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2017
Industrial giant GE has struck a three-year partner agreement with ICT and networking specialist Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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Connecting Africa, 9/12/2017
Connecting Africa’s Portfolio Director talks to us about aligning AfricaCom with Africa's path towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, the LeadersIn Africa Summit and what else visitors can expect from the 20th anniversary event.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/8/2017
South African data network operator FibreCo Telecommunications is bolstering its backbone transport network with the deployment of optical networking equipment from ADVA.
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Connecting Africa, 9/6/2017
For Google South Africa's Country Director, driving access to the Internet for emerging African businesses is vital to the continent's economic growth. We caught up with Luke McKend at the AfricaCom 2017 launch to discuss growing connectivity in Africa, providing relevant local continent and how remarkable the AfricaCom attendee audience is.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 9/5/2017
Connecting Africa celebrated the opening of its first ever Digital Week with a Twitter discussion dedicated to African tech innovation.
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Connecting Africa, 9/5/2017
At East Africa Com, Head of Wholesale and Roaming at Safaricom Wholesale, Wangeci Kanjama, discusses ecosystem partnerships and the operator's mission.

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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/30/2017
Pan-African data network operator Liquid Telecom has teamed up with Microsoft to offer cloud services to businesses in multiple markets across the continent.
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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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Slevin
Posted by Slevin |  In reply to: Orange, Vodafone Eye Stake in Etisalat Nigeria – Report
I hope Orange display better services in Africa than in France.

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matiss
Posted by matiss |  In reply to: Safaricom Boasts Enhanced 4G Service With LTE-A Deployments
Thats an inspiring story. Happy to land to the right article!  

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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