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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/19/2020
Off-grid equipment and solutions provider, Vanu, and pan-African telecoms operator, MTN, have signed a deal in Zambia that will extend mobile coverage to hundreds of previously unconnected Zambian communities.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/15/2020
5G is coming to the African continent, but not anytime soon, according to GSMA Africa Head Akinwale Goodluck, who was speaking during a virtual media event with African journalists.
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The Staff, 5/14/2020
A new subsea cable is coming to Africa and the Middle East, with hopes to bump up Internet connectivity in the region through a major partnership between both global and African players.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/13/2020
Balloon-powered Internet is coming to Mozambique as Loon - the Alphabet subsidiary that rose from Google's X moonshot factory - partners with Vodacom to bring Internet connectivity to the country's hard-to-reach areas.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/12/2020
Vodafone Egypt has reported strong revenue growth over the past year, while Vodafone moves ahead with a planned sale of its majority stake in the company to Saudi Telecom Company.
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The Staff, 5/8/2020
Open-access fiber-connectivity provider, Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), has been granted an operating license in Zimbabwe.
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The Staff, 4/30/2020
Italian service provider Sparkle is expanding its reach into North Africa by opening a new point of presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 4/29/2020
M-Pesa continues to be a strong revenue driver for Safaricom, with the mobile money platform bringing the Kenyan telco 12.6% more revenue over the past financial year. However, the operator warned that the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on the business going forward.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 4/28/2020
ZTE has been actively trialing 5G technology in Africa but still sees 3G and 4G as big growth areas for its business on the continent in the near future. This is according to Wu Jianjun, ZTE marketing director in Africa, who was speaking to Connecting Africa in an email interview.
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Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, 4/22/2020
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