The Staff, 9/12/2018
With just a few weeks to go until the annual Nigeria Com 2018 event opens its doors, Connecting Africa is speaking to some of the key figures shaping Nigeria's telecoms and technology sectors.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/11/2018
A pilot 5G network operated by South African enterprise communications service provider Comsol using Samsung network infrastructure has been switched on in the Soweto township to provide 5G-based fixed wireless access.
PRESS RELEASE, 8/21/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- The emergence and proliferation of exponential technologies such as AI and IoT will challenge organisations' ability to innovate at speed and scale to remain competitive. Within a few years, modern executives will have to consider the impact of machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT and even quantum computing on their businesses.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/20/2018
Liquid Telecom has teamed up with French IoT networking specialist Sigfox to build out an IoT network in Kenya that, according to a senior executive, will cover 85% of that country's population within the next 12 months and help to significantly expand the country's IoT ecosystem.
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 ...
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 8/8/2018
As AI and IoT platforms are deployed around the world, the opportunities enabled by these technologies in an African context have started to become apparent. But how will artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and broader enterprise digital transformation developments help to bridge the continent's skills gap, accelerate its fintech revolution ...
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 ...
PRESS RELEASE, 7/11/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- GAUTENG, South Africa -- Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand on Thursday (5 July). The topic debated was: "Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?" ...
Connecting Africa, 7/9/2018
CAPE TOWN -- Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa's largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused "Smart & Happy" Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin. The promoter of the ...
Richard Frankland, VP Sales EMEA, Irdeto, 10/18/2018
The pay TV market in Sub-Saharan Africa is evolving rapidly and presents an array of opportunities for operators. While traditional pay TV remains essential, operators must also be able to create new revenue streams from different tiers of programs or services. The growth in importance of OTT is undeniable in this market and around the globe, but pay TV ...
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