Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead, SAP Africa, 2/14/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- NAIROBI -- No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount. In a market where the average business lifespan is 12 years (compared to 25 years in the last two ...
The Staff, 1/12/2018
Chinese technology giant Huawei is building a substantial 18-building campus in Johannesburg to house its various operations and is investing US$100 million to ensure it has all the facilities it needs for its various divisions, projects, partners and customers.
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 1/10/2018
Last November, the South African government approved the Electronics Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, kicking off the process to update the governing law for the country's information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/8/2018
As promised during the Africacom 2017 event in Cape Town, MTN has conducted 5G tests in its labs with Ericsson and now says it has achieved the eye-watering mobile broadband speed of 20 Gbit/s during those indoor tests, which are ongoing. (See MTN to Trial 5G in South Africa with Ericsson.)
The Staff, 12/20/2017
MTN has launched what it believes is South Africa's first commercial connected car service from a mobile operator with a solution that monitors driving behavior and statistics to enable usage-based insurance.
Iain Morris, News Editor, 12/15/2017
Pan-African operator Liquid Telecom has teamed up with a startup hub in Zambia called BongoHive in an effort to spur the local technology ecosystem.
The Staff, 12/13/2017
Huawei Technologies has launched its latest OpenLab in Egypt as part of its effort to engage with partners and help to build an "ICT ecosystem" in Northern Africa "in response to industry digital transformation."
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/28/2017
The number of 4G LTE subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow from just 30 million this year to 310 million in 2023, according to a new forecast published in the latest annual Mobility Report from mobile network equipment vendor Ericsson.
Connecting Africa, 11/28/2017
This year's AfricaCom, the 20th, was the biggest and most successful ever, with more than 13,000 attendees, more than 450 exhibitors and more than 400 speakers.
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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