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Omdia View: April 2022

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Safaricom promises Ethiopia launch this year

Kenya's Safaricom says it is making good progress with plans to launch a network in Ethiopia, noting it will begin commercial operations by the end of 2022.

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MTN SA to spend US$137M to connect underserved

MTN South Africa is investing millions of dollars to connect low-income areas.

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Ethio Telecom launches 5G trial in Addis Ababa

Ethio Telecom has launched a "pre-commercial" 5G service in the capital, Addis Ababa, with plans to expand its footprint to regional cities over the next

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Nigerian regulator wants 5G launched by August

The Nigerian telecoms regulator is urging 5G spectrum winners to accelerate deployment of their networks to make the country more digitized.

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Malawi's TNM sees profit boost on back of data growth

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) saw a 25% uptick in net profit in 2021, as data customers spent more.

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SA to issue 250K digital decoders by June deadline

South Africa's Communications Minister says the government is ready to distribute 250,000 more digital set-top boxes in time for the country's analog switch off at the end of June.

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Econet Zimbabwe expands 5G to Bulawayo

Zimbabwe's biggest mobile network operator, Econet, has extended its 5G service into Bulawayo after launching in Harare in February.

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MTN, Vodafone announce Ghana roaming deal

In the second roaming deal of the week in Ghana, Vodafone said it will use MTN's network infrastructure in a new pilot project.

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Glo Ghana signs roaming deal with AirtelTigo

Ghana's smallest network, Glo, has signed a national roaming agreement with AirtelTigo for voice, data and SMS services.

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Kenyan SIM registration deadline extended

Kenyans have been given an extra six months to re-register their SIM cards and link them to national IDs.

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Omdia View: March 2022

This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa focuses on SA's spectrum auction and new submarine cables landing in Kenya and Togo.

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Moya super app takes aim at SA fintech market

Super app Moya's fintech platform, MoyaPay, aims to be South Africa's most widely used mobile money payments platform.

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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Shamba Pride

This month's hot startup, Shamba Pride, wants to revolutionize the rural agricultural trade ecosystem in Kenya by transforming agro-dealers into franchised 'DigiShops.'

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Omdia View: April 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Omdia View: March 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa focuses on SA's spectrum auction and new submarine cables landing in Kenya and Togo.

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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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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

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.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

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.

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