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5G will grow but 3G will dominate SSA in 2026 – Ericsson

The newest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that 5G will make up about 5% of sub-Saharan Africa's mobile subscriptions by 2026, but the region's dominant mobile technology will still be 3G at over 40%.

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Nokia announced 5G deals in Kenya, Togo

Nokia has announced two separate 5G deals with African operators in Kenya and Togo.

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SA telcos must start paying for COVID temporary spectrum

The Independent Communications Authority says local operators will have to start paying for temporary spectrum given to them for free during the pandemic.

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COVID-19 spurs e-commerce uptick in MEA – Mastercard

According to a new Mastercard study, over 70% of consumers in the Middle East and Africa were shopping more online than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Liquid Telecom accelerates fiber access in Botswana

Liquid Telecom is expanding fiber access in Botswana by activating 82km of fiber in a cross-border network into the Southern African country.

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Pandemic propels mobile money growth

Pan-African telcos MTN, Vodacom, Orange and Airtel have all seen a boost in mobile money users during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vodafone UK builds up IoT offering with SA's IoT.nxt

The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.

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Amazon CEO backs African fintech Chipper Cash

Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos is investing in Africa's fintech startup scene, backing mobile money company Chipper Cash.

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Women in Tech Interview: IFS Africa MD Emma Murray

IFS Africa MD Emma Murray spoke to Connecting Africa about her more than 20 year career and shared advice for young women joining the IT industry.

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Hot startup of the month: SA's FlexClub

South African startup FlexClub has launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.

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Major investments in African carrier-neutral data centers

About 25% of sub-Saharan states have or are planning carrier-neutral data centers, with significant investment across Africa, says PCCW Global's Console Connect.

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Vodafone still holding out for Egypt sale

Vodafone still wants to offload its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt, despite decent half-year results in the North African nation.

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Hot startup of the month: SA's FlexClub

South African startup FlexClub has launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.

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Econet and X's Project Taara join forces to connect Africa

Econet Group and Google X's Project Taara are teaming up to deploy new high-speed Internet technology to communities across sub-Saharan Africa.

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AfricaCom Interview: Onica Makwakwa on closing the digital gender gap

The Alliance for Affordable Internet's head of Africa, Onica Makwakwa, shares her views on how to narrow the digital gender gap and the challenges keeping women offline on the continent.

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AfricaCom Interview: Tunde Fafunwa on how the ACIP is fighting COVID-19

Tunde Fafunwa from the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains how the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) is helping Africa's battle against COVID-19.

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AfricaCom Interview: Temidayo Oniosun on Africa's space and satellite industry

Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.

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