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The Staff, 1/17/2020
South Africa has been experiencing slow Internet speeds after two major undersea cables connecting the country to the global network were hit by separate failures.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/16/2020
Telkom is planning to shed around 3,000 jobs across a number of business units including wholesale division, Openserve. The story was first broken by Reuters which reported that the SA telco had already served trade unions with letters regarding the planned job cuts.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/14/2020
Sub-Saharan African economies lost out on $2.16 billion in economic activity during 2019 due to Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns, while the Middle East and North Africa felt an economic impact of $3.14 billion.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/30/2019
The only country not uniquely positioned to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is one without problems. That's the view of Unathi Mtya, chief technology officer at Grindrod Bank, who was speaking at the recent AfricaCom 2019 event in Cape Town.
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Tom Jackson, 12/23/2019
Companies labelled a "hot startup" aren't usually more than ten years old, but the reinvention of South African company biNu in 2016, and the impact it is having on Internet accessibility, makes it worthy of the title.
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The Staff, 12/13/2019
Alphabet's balloon Internet project, Loon, has signed an airspace deal with Uganda that will help it provide connectivity to rural Kenya and beyond.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/12/2019
Pop culture, sports and politics captured Africa's attention in 2019, with Google searches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa dominated by questions about how to create an email account or website and supplemented by bizarre requests such as a question about why cornflakes were invented.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/26/2019
By 2025 LTE (4G) will be the dominant mobile access technology both in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and in a number of regions globally. This is according to statistics from the 2019 Ericsson Mobility Report, which projects that LTE will peak globally in 2022 at 5.4 billion subscriptions and decline to around 4.8 billion subscriptions by the end of ...
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/25/2019
Ericsson expects 5G to account for 2.6 billion subscriptions by 2025, but only about 30 million of those are expected to be in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to forecasts in the 2019 Ericsson Mobility Report, published Monday.
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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