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Zambia's regulator revises 5G spectrum roadmap

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has updated the issuing of 5G spectrum in the country to improve competition in the ICT sector.

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MTN sees double-digit revenue growth in Rwanda & Uganda

MTN's operations in Rwanda and Uganda have reported strong interim results with revenue and subscribers on the rise.

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Telecel not giving up on Vodafone Ghana deal

Telecel Group has said it will re-engage with the Ghanaian government regarding its takeover bid for Vodafone Ghana's operations in the country.

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MTN Nigeria to launch 5G by September

MTN says it is on track to launch 5G services across Nigeria by the end of the third quarter of 2022, as it reports strong half-year earnings.

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North Africa Com 2022: Transforming telco strategies

Experts from operators across North Africa join a panel discussion about how telcos are evolving their strategies to become not only telcos but also tech-cos.

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Africa shines amongst lackluster Orange earnings

Growth in Orange's Middle East and Africa business compensated for difficulties in the group's enterprise business that pulled down its overall half-year earnings.

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Orange eyes expansion into Nigeria

International telecom operator, Orange, wants to play a part in the Nigeria's telecoms sector and has vowed to invest in the country's mobile, data, fixed and fintech services.

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Guinea regulator fines Orange $1.1M for service outage

Orange is facing a hefty fine in Guinea after a network outage left customers without key services, including mobile money, for 30 hours.

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Airtel pays $40M for Kenyan spectrum

Airtel Africa is paying US$40 million for a 15-year spectrum license in Kenya, to expand its 4G network and rollout 5G in the future.

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Omdia View: June 2022

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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Morocco's Internet penetration leads in North Africa

Morocco is leading its North African peers when it comes to Internet penetration, while mobile usage in the country has grown over the past year.

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Breaking: MTN wants to buy Telkom SA

MTN Group is looking to buy Telkom South Africa, in a deal that would see consolidation of the second- and third-biggest mobile operators in SA.

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Google's Equiano subsea cable lands on SA shores

Google’s Equiano subsea cable, which seeks to connect Europe to Africa via the ocean, has made its final stop landing in Melkbosstrand, Western Cape, South Africa.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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5G is lighting up the future of North Africa
By Chris Meng, VP of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business Department

The moving target that is telecoms fraud
By Clémentine Fournier, Regional VP Sales, Africa, BICS

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

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Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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Omdia View: May 2022

By Omdia Analysts

SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.

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Africa Green ICT: Lighting Up a Sustainable Continent

The ICT industry is the leading industry in the commitment to carbon neutrality, whose focus has shifted from setting ambitious targets to taking initiatives. The push for zero-carbon and for green energy development, it isn't just about CSR – it's also good for sustainable business.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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