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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 11/22/2017
On the second day at this year's AfricaCom, the conversation continued to explore ways for digital connectivity to be the engine for development and social empowerment -- connecting the next billion. Several keynotes and panel discussions tackled the issue of how this can be achieved, with the consensus that although Africa currently lags other markets, ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Safaricom's chief innovation officer has acknowledged that his company's desire to maximize profits and its resistance to change are partly to blame for the affordability crisis in Africa's mobile data market.
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Connecting Africa, 11/8/2017
CONNECTING AFRICA PRESS RELEASE -- CAPE TOWN -- The 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout, overlooking the waters of Granger Bay, Cape Town, proved to be a stellar occasion for not only the entrants to this year's awards, but for AfricaCom itself, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- African fiber operator Liquid Telecom will start offering customers higher-quality connectivity to Microsoft's cloud services after finalizing an agreement with the software giant this week.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- While most African operators are still fretting over the rollout of 4G services, Orange Botswana is already thinking ahead to the launch of 5G technology in the next few years. The question is what, exactly, the next-generation mobile technology will get used for. And Orange -- like other telcos in the region -- faces a ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Several years ago at an ITU event in Geneva, Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe popped up to give a typically demented speech attacking foreign governments for their violation of his country's airwaves. Ordinarily banned from traveling to Switzerland, Mugabe had taken advantage of a loophole allowing him to attend United ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- The enormous gulf between telecom players and policymakers in Africa was made painfully apparent at this morning's AfricaCom event in Cape Town, where executives traded barbed comments with African government ministers over the taxation and regulation of the telecom sector.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2017
Safaricom had a positive first half of its 2018 fiscal year, ramping its sales, profits and subscriber numbers.
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The Staff, 11/1/2017
The shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards have been published and, across the 12 categories, they display the full range of innovation underway across the entire communications sector in Africa.
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Founder5300
Posted by Founder5300 |  In reply to: Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Great content, thank you! What was the result of the debate?  Did all the stakeholders define any plans to take their suggestions forward?

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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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