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Content posted in October 2018
Forsway Targets Internet Access Expansion for Africa
  • Connecting Africa News
Forsway has developed technology to provide hybrid connectivity to deliver highly cost-efficient broadband in rural regions across Africa together with leading satellite operators.
Nigeria Dominates MTN's Quarterly Update
  • Connecting Africa News
MTN's quarterly update for the period ended 30 September 2018 showed just how important Nigeria is to MTN's business, and also what a major problem that same market continues to pose.
Millicom's Mobile Ops Still Growing
  • Ray Le Maistre
Millicom may not be focused on its African mobile operations and more but what it still owns continued to add customers during the third quarter.
Safaricom Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
  • Connecting Africa News
Kenyan operator marks its anniversary with renewed commitment to great service and a new brand campaign to celebrate Kenyans.
M-PESA Foundation Launches Secondary School
  • Connecting Africa News
M-PESA Foundation Academy will provide world class Kenyan education to talented but economically disadvantaged students from across the country.
Meet 6 Startups Transforming Africa
  • Gabriella Jeakins
Which tech startup should get the chance to win a live pitching session at this year's AfricaCom in Cape Town? You decide...
Angola Cables: Connecting the Americas
  • Connecting Africa News
Direct connectivity to the Americas opens up new business opportunities for Angola, says Angola Cables CEO António Nunes.
AI: Human Capacity Reimagined
  • Gabriella Jeakins
AI is already having an impact in Africa, which is why the AI Summit is coming to AfricaCom in Cape Town this November.


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SA's smart city finalists win big for innovation

South Africa's City of Johannesburg's Smart City Office has awarded four innovators R500,000 (US$31,434) for their innovative solutions.

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Hot startup of the month: Data science marketplace Zindi

This month's hot startup is social enterprise Zindi, which is a professional network for data science in Africa.

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Omdia View: May 2022

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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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Omdia View: April 2022

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

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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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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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