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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/9/2020
French telco giant Orange is considering an IPO for its Middle East and Africa (MEA) operations, according to a report from news agency Bloomberg.
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The Staff, 1/9/2020
Tanzania's mobile operators added just over 1 million additional mobile subscriptions between them during the third quarter of 2019, taking the total to 44.8 million by the end of last September, according to the latest statistics shared by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/27/2019
Financial services, manufacturing and logistics are going to be the next industries to be hit by disruptive technologies. This is the view of Herman Singh, founder and CEO of Future Advisory, a global professional advisory business and investment firm.
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The Staff, 12/19/2019
MTN will bring its Mobile Money service (MoMo) back to South Africa in January 2020.
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Raul Vahisalu, GVG Vice-President of Technology, 12/18/2019
Is there still a need to emphasize how digital technologies have turned our interactions and consumption patterns inside out? Their capacity to facilitate trade and promote economic development is urging governments to show a growing interest in the implementation of a digital society, and for good reason: This increasingly dematerialized environment ...
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/11/2019
Vodacom's financial services department is planning to launch a new savings and investment product. This is part of the mobile operator's plans to become a more holistic financial services player -- on the back of successes from its insurance and airtime advance products -- with plans for a multi-purpose "super-app" in the works.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/5/2019
French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in the strategy, which includes continued growth in the region and more financial services offerings.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/3/2019
South Africa's mobile operators must provide all prepaid subscribers a "lifeline package" of daily free data "to ensure all citizens have data access on a continual basis, regardless of income levels."
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Connecting Africa, 12/2/2019
MTN is expanding its financial services offerings, now launching a mobile remittance application called MTN Homeland targeted at the African diaspora in Europe.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 12/24/2019
Just like the Internet itself many years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was initially viewed as nothing more than a fad that would have little impact on our daily lives. We know now that this is not true, with some studies revealing that more than 80% of senior executives across industries believe IoT is critical to some or all lines of their business.
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