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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2017
With a 2017 Internet User Penetration level below 22%, Africa is still trailing the rest of the world in terms of digital connectivity, according to a new ITU State of Broadband report.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 9/19/2017
Mobile network infrastructure rollout in Africa is at an economic crossroads where energy efficiency is concerned. Compared to 2G networks, 3G and 4G basestations require considerably more power and access to high-speed broadband fiber.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/17/2017
Kenya's Safaricom is to boost its workforce with the recruitment of another 300 customer care staff this year, saying the plans will reduce the pressure on existing employees and reduce call-waiting times for customers.
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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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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/11/2017
Vodacom is seeking to acquire a stake in South African open access WiFi network operator VAST Networks, according to a report from MyBroadband that cites sources with knowledge of the move.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/7/2017
Kenya's Safaricom is reportedly eyeing expansion into other countries in east and west Africa where it sees a big opportunity in mobile money and e-commerce.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/31/2017
BitPesa, which runs a blockchain-based Bitcoin payment processing platform for Africa, has raised additional Series A funding that takes its total investments to $10 million.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/23/2017
Facebook and its local partner Surf Kenya are offering low-cost Internet access services in multiple locations across the country, having installed and activated 600 Wi-Fi hotspots since the two companies started working together.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2017
Mobile services giant Orange is working with solar energy expert GreenWish Partners to deploy hybrid-powered telecom towers in Africa that could significantly improve the network operator's energy efficiency and reduce its operating costs.
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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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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.

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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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