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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/31/2020
South Africa is once again experiencing slow Internet as the West Africa Cable System (WACS) suffered its third major fault in 2020.
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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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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/26/2020
Telkom is the latest South African operator to come to an agreement with the country's Competition Commission (CompCom) to address concerns over IP Connect pricing and reducing the digital divide.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/20/2020
MTN has promised to reduce its data prices, of 1GB and smaller prepaid bundles, by between 25% and 50% next month and is giving its users 20MB daily free "lifeline data."
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/18/2020
A number of African operators are stepping up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak that is now affecting at least 30 African nations, with more than 470 confirmed cases on the continent.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/16/2020
Telkom's plan to shed around 3,000 jobs is going to cost the telecoms operator about R1.5 billion (US$90 million), and will have a negative impact on its earnings for the 2020 financial year.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/6/2020
Network operator Telkom is selling 53 properties in South Africa as it moves forward with plans to modernize its infrastructure and improve its organizational and operational efficiency.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/5/2020
Sub-Saharan Africa remains the second-worst region in the world when it comes to the mobile gender gap, according to a new GSMA report.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/25/2020
Econet, a Zimbabwean-founded telecom company, is keen to get into the race for a telecoms license in Ethiopia. This is according to a Bloomberg report that quotes an Econet spokesperson saying the company, through a number of its subsidiaries, "is actively developing interests in Ethiopia."
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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Posted by sowen557 |  In reply to: Cell C planning to give customers free 'lifeline' data
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