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Tom Jackson, 3/27/2020
Digital inclusion remains a novel concept in much of Africa, but a Rwandan-founded company is looking to change this by taking infrastructure to the masses.
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Tom Jackson, 2/24/2020
Sustainable and effective cold chains are crucial for the transportation of food and medicine, but in many parts of rural Africa they have been sorely lacking. Tackling this issue is Nigerian startup Gricd, which is using solar power and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure effective refrigeration.
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The Staff, 2/18/2020
Liquid Telecom South Africa has struck a deal to provide wholesale 5G connectivity to Dimension Data's Internet Solutions (IS), which wants to offer next gen enterprise mobile services to its customer base.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/4/2020
Vodacom says it will be able to launch 5G services in South Africa this year with the help of its recent roaming agreement with Liquid Telecom, which will give it access to 5G spectrum.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/24/2020
Samsung is ready to bring 5G handsets and other 5G devices to South Africa as soon as the next-generation technology launches in the country.
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The Staff, 1/21/2020
MTN Uganda and Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer ZTE have jointly trialed East Africa's first 5G network.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/30/2019
The only country not uniquely positioned to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is one without problems. That's the view of Unathi Mtya, chief technology officer at Grindrod Bank, who was speaking at the recent AfricaCom 2019 event in Cape Town.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/22/2019
Telecoms operator Safaricom is partnering with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) to connect and enhance its coolers using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/18/2019
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a summary of the conference in general, including how Africa is embracing the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and the rise of smart feature phones in Africa.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/25/2020
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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AfricaCom Perspectives
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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