Orange's Africa and Middle East business recorded its best first quarterly performance in 10 years - driven by growth in mobile data, mobile money and fixed broadband.
Struggling South African mobile operator, Cell C, has reported a yearly loss of R5.5 billion ($386 million), but says its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit.
Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis to the biggest stories making headlines in Africa during March 2021.
The Ethiopian Communications Authority says bidders for two new telecoms licenses in the country now have until April 26 to apply.
Aminata Kane spoke to Connecting Africa about her experience as the first female CEO at Orange Sierra Leone and offered some advice to women hoping to follow in her footsteps.
Safaricom has activated 5G service in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega, with plans to expand to 150 sites across nine Kenyan towns over the next 12 months.
Airtel Africa is selling tower companies in Madagascar and Malawi to UK-based Helios Towers for $108 million, and it may sell more in Chad and Gabon.
South African data-only network Rain plans to roll out 2,000 5G towers across the country over the next few years.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa says it will appeal a recent court ruling that has halted this month's spectrum auction.
MTN Nigeria has acquired additional 10MHz spectrum in the 800MHz band, saying the acquisition will significantly improve customer experience in the West African nation.
This week, Kostas Kastanis, deputy CEO of Upstream, joins the show to discuss the digital divide in Africa and Upstream's ad-supported service Zero-D, which enables free Internet access for millions of mobile users in emerging markets.
Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis on the biggest stories making headlines in Africa during February 2021.
Twitter has announced it is planning to open an office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital – the first in Africa for the social media giant.
This month's hot startup is Nigeria's OnePipe, which is aggregating APIs from banks and fintechs into a standardized gateway that is easy to integrate and makes partnerships seamless.
- Hormuud Telecom launches Somalia’s first mobile money app
Mogadishu, Thursday, April 22, 2021
- Vodacom, Vodafone Foundation pledge $5M to Africa's COVID vaccine supply chain
Johannesburg and London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- Afriex raises $1.2M for African expansion
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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.
GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.
Cape Town, South Africa