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Telkom SA now has over 20M mobile subs

Telkom South Africa grew its mobile subscriber total by 11.9% to 20.4 million over the past year while the fiber business has also grown, passing more than 1.2 million South African homes.

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Kenya allocates $125.3M toward ICT sector

The Kenyan government has allocated $125.3 million to support several information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for the 2024/2025 financial year.

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Streaming service Showmax reports $141M in trading losses

MultiChoice Group's pan-African streaming service, Showmax, has reported trading losses of R2.6 billion (US$141 million) for the year ended March 31, 2024.

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Africa can leverage GenAI for economic growth – Microsoft

A whitepaper on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and the future of work has found that the African continent, with its young population, can leverage AI to drive economic growth.

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Standard Bank launches MVNO collaboration with MTN in SA

Standard Bank has announced a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) collaboration with MTN in South Africa and is changing its MVNO's name from Standard Bank Mobile to Standard Bank Connect.

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Safaricom Ethiopia opens operations in Tigray

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia has launched commercial operations in the Tigray region.

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Sparkle to provide Equiano capacity to Namibia

Telecom Namibia has signed an agreement with Telecom Italia's international infrastructure unit, Sparkle, to provide capacity on the Equiano subsea cable.

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Amazon optimistic about South African e-commerce growth

Robert Koen, Amazon managing director for sub-Saharan Africa, spoke to Connecting Africa about the company's growth strategy in South Africa and how it is tackling competition in the market.

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SpaceX's Starlink goes live in Sierra Leone

SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink, has launched in Sierra Leone, making it the 100th country globally to go live with Elon Musk's broadband service.

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Nigeria's ThriveAgric partners with Visa to expand into Kenya

Nigerian Agritech startup ThriveAgric is partnering with Visa to support its expansion into Kenya as it launches more hubs to support up to 10,000 local farmers.

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Bayobab to deploy fiber in South Sudan

Bayobab, a digital connectivity solutions company, has announced plans to build a fiber optic cable network across South Sudan.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S3 Ep. 3 Unleashing the power of data

In this Connecting Africa Podcast episode, we speak to Reza du Plooy, director and co-owner of data analytics consultancy Datalab, about the role data analytics plays in the success of African businesses and the unique challenges the continent faces.

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Africa can leverage GenAI for economic growth – Microsoft

A whitepaper on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and the future of work has found that the African continent, with its young population, can leverage AI to drive economic growth.

Registration opens for Africa Tech Festival 2024

Registration has opened for the 2024 edition of Africa Tech Festival, the continent's leading platform for technology innovators, specialists and thought leaders.

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Uber's Marjorie Saint-Lot on inclusion and sustainability in Africa

Uber's Country Manager for Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, Marjorie Saint-Lot, shares how the ride-hailing company is approaching public-private partnerships, environmentally friendly initiatives and gender inclusion in Africa.


The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

A new report from Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa puts a spotlight on the top 100 African leaders in the telecoms and technology sector in 2023.


Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

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How e-mobility could transform Africa's transport sector

By Francis Hook

ICT analyst Francis Hook delves into Africa's e-mobility sector and unpacks the challenges faced locally and the benefits the move to electric vehicles could bring to urban transport systems.


Omdia View: April 2024

By Omdia Analysts

April 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included a license for Starlink in Ghana, new mobile termination rates in Ethiopia, and 6G trials in Bahrain – that and more in the latest Omdia View.

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