Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2018
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has launched the Netpreneur Prize, which will allocate a total of US$10 million to 100 African entrepreneurs during the course of the next ten years.
PRESS RELEASE, 8/9/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 8/3/2018
Africa does not immediately spring to mind when one talks about 5G. Nor would Congo usually be the first country mentioned in connection with 5G in Africa. But the Congolese minister for telecom is determined to put his country on the 5G map.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 8/2/2018
Google announced at its recent Google for Nigeria event that 200 WiFi hotspots will be offered free of charge to connect 10 million Nigerians to the Internet. It plans to start in the capital city of Lagos before expanding into the states of Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Enugu and Abuja in 2019.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/31/2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has undergone rapid economic growth in recent years, and mobile penetration has increased fast. But the DRC's mobile adoption rate is still low compared with other sub-Saharan countries.
Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/26/2018
Orange reported healthy growth in revenues and earnings at its Africa business for the first six months of the year, fueled by demand for mobile money and data services.
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 7/20/2018
Digital Africa is watching the clock -- the countdown to several key developments set to recalibrate both the African tech and telecoms sectors has begun. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now taking hold on the continent, and those within the ecosystem are placing bets as to the timescale for a 5G launch on South African soil and where the first fully ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/19/2018
Having announced the sale of its Cypriot operation earlier this week, South Africa-based MTN Group Ltd. is believed to be considering pulling out of the three West African markets where its subscriber base is smaller than 1 million, according to a report by Bloomberg, which cited sources familiar with the situation.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 7/18/2018
Kenya's 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 population of more than 100 million, according to a report from Reuters.
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