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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/19/2020
In just two months, over 250 developers have joined API marketplace, Chenosis, and the MTN-launched company has a strong pipeline to onboard more developers going forward.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/16/2020
Safaricom contributed 6% of Kenya's gross domestic product (GDP) over the past financial year.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/14/2020
Telkom SA has approached South Africa's Competition Tribunal to get it to look into the spectrum deals between fellow local operators Vodacom and Rain.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/14/2020
MTN has withdrawn a court case in Ghana, which centers on its market dominance, and is trying to find an amicable resolution with the country's National Communications Authority (NCA).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/13/2020
Telkom South Africa is launching a new video and audio streaming service, called TelkomONE, and is looking to source original local content to differentiate itself from streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/12/2020
The High Court of Lesotho has granted an interim interdict stopping the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) from revoking the company's unified license in the country. The LCA has also been interdicted from forcing Vodacom to pay a M134 million (US$8 million) fine.
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The Staff, 10/12/2020
MTN has announced a new CEO for MTN Liberia Lonestar Cell, with Rahul De joining the Liberian operation on November 1, 2020.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/9/2020
Vodacom's unified license in Lesotho has been revoked by the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) for failing to pay a M134 million (US$8 million) fine.
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The Staff, 10/8/2020
Orange has announced it is creating two new international voice points of presence (PoP) in Lagos, Nigeria, and plans to open a data clearing house in Africa to host roaming data for its African customers. Both projects are aimed at boosting quality of service and data security for users across the continent.
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To overcome the socio-economic challenges magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing national efforts and collaboration between governments, public and private sector are key.
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CodeSpace is a South African organization, based in Cape Town, providing young people with the skills to excel in technology careers. We caught up with the founder Emma Dicks to find out ...
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.
Gender-responsive policy is critical for Africa and involves the integration of gender in ICT-related strategies, policies, plans and budgets, with clear gender-equality targets. So says ...
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The CEOs of CyberSmart Africa and Africa Web Services discuss EduTech in West Africa
David Bray, inaugural director of the GeoTech Center at The Atlantic Council, spoke at East Africa Com, giving more details about the US-Africa ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert chats about key topics from day two at AfricaCom 2019, including 4G vs. 5G, Liquid Telecom's new fiber link ...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 A.M. South Africa Standard Time

Session One

Mobile Money 2.0: the Bright Future of Mobile Financial Service Innovation
Date: 08/20/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.

  • From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
  • Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
  • MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
  • Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
  • The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms

12:15 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. BREAK

Session Two

Connecting the Next Billion: Strategies for Getting Africa On-Grid
Date 08/20/20 @ 12:30 P.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.

  • Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
  • Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
  • Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
  • Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent


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