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Connecting Africa, 10/11/2019
Over 15,000 attendees from across Africa and global markets are expected to attend AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa from November 12-14, 2019.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/9/2019
The jury is still out on whether it makes sense to take fiber to townships and rural areas in Africa, but that does not mean industry players should not keep looking for workable business models for expansion to these areas.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 10/8/2019
South Africa's minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has pledged support to the fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) industry promising that government will work with it to ensure that all South Africans, even those in rural areas, gain access to connectivity.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/27/2019
South Africa's Public Investment Fund (PIC) is ready to acquire a stake in Liquid Telecom if it eventually proceeds with an initial public offering (IPO), according to a report from Bloomberg.
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The Staff, 9/26/2019
Cell C has reported a massive loss of 8 billion Rand (US$534 million) for its financial year that ended May 31, but claims it's already seeing the positive impact of the "turnaround strategy" being implemented under the stewardship of interim CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson, who took charge in March this year. (See Cell C Opens Up About Financial ...
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/23/2019
Competitive South African operator Rain has launched a commercial 5G-based fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband service in parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane, and says it will take the service to further locations, including Cape Town, Durban and "other major urban areas" during the next 12-15 months.
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Connecting Africa, 9/16/2019
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and IT and networking giant Cisco Systems are planning to launch a number of Digital Transformation Centers in Africa to start providing digital skills from January 2020.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/9/2019
South African finance minister Tito Mboweni has called for broadband access for all Africans as a way to overcome inequality on the continent.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/6/2019
The partnership between satellite network operator Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), an integrator of mobile network infrastructure, has now given 1.7 million people living in remote areas in Africa access to mobile coverage for the first time.
Gabriella Jeakins, Content & Communities Lead, Informa Tech, 10/10/2019
The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
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AfricaCom Perspectives
The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
Given the size of the contribution the mobile industry makes to the sub-Saharan African economy, it could be argued that the region's businesses and enterprises have more at stake in the ...
Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and ...
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
01:00 PM South Africa Standard Time

The introduction of 4G mobile broadband services across Africa has been transformative for individual users, businesses and economies, as well as the continent's mobile operators, but now the world is getting excited about the potential of 5G.

This webinar looks at the evolving role of 4G across Africa and how 5G will play a role in the development of digital, connected economies.

This webinar is part of the Connecting Africa Digital Series, which is produced in association with AfricaCom.


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