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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting Africa, 7/25/2017
The smartphone market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) remained somewhat sluggish in the second quarter of 2017, but a recent report from research firm GfK predicted that the market would grow in 2017 primarily due to demand from African countries.
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Special to Connecting Africa, 7/24/2017
Virgin Mobile and Vodacom as well as Nigerian industrial conglomerate BUA Group emerged as potential buyers of Nigeria's Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), now trading under the name 9mobile, in a number of reports over the weekend, just days after the operator said it was more than happy to talk with new investors. (See Nigeria's ...
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The Staff, 7/17/2017
AfricaCom, the continent's largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms conference and exhibition, is adding a Technology Arena to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, which this year takes place in Cape Town on November 7-9.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 7/13/2017
Cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is planning to open a data center in South Africa to better serve enterprise customers on the continent, an AWS executive hinted during a recent summit in Cape Town.
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The Staff, 7/12/2017
Total IT spending in South Africa is set to reach 266 billion Rand (US$19.75 billion) this year, a year-on-year increase of 2.4%, according to forecasts by research firm Gartner.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/30/2017
Nigerian WiFi-based ISP Tizeti, which offers its services under the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised US$2.1 million in seed funding from a range of investors, cash that will enable it to expand its network throughout Lagos and beyond.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/29/2017
South African m-commerce and pre-paid mobile services specialist Blue Label Telecoms has struck a deal to buy mobile device distributor 3G Mobile Proprietary Ltd. for 1.9 billion rand (US$146 million).
Latest comment: 1.9 billion ?   Wow...
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/26/2017
Ambitious pan-African network operator Liquid Telecom is seeking to raise US$700 million to help refinance its debt and to fund further expansion.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/26/2017
Tigo Tanzania says it has reaped the rewards of investments in its mobile broadband infrastructure and will continue to improve its network infrastructure to support data traffic growth, the mobile operator's chief technical and information officer (CTIO) told the media during a recent press conference.
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Posted by lenna |  In reply to: Blue Label to Buy 3G Mobile for 1.9B Rand
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