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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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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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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Several years ago at an ITU event in Geneva, Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe popped up to give a typically demented speech attacking foreign governments for their violation of his country's airwaves. Ordinarily banned from traveling to Switzerland, Mugabe had taken advantage of a loophole allowing him to attend United ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Africa will not get its first 5G services until 2022, trailing other regions on the rollout of the next-generation mobile technology, and is forecast to have only 2 million 5G subscribers by 2022, according to the latest research from Ericsson.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- The enormous gulf between telecom players and policymakers in Africa was made painfully apparent at this morning's AfricaCom event in Cape Town, where executives traded barbed comments with African government ministers over the taxation and regulation of the telecom sector.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2017
Safaricom had a positive first half of its 2018 fiscal year, ramping its sales, profits and subscriber numbers.
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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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