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Content posted in November 2016
The Importance of Securing Pay-TV
  • Connecting Africa News
As hybrid set-top boxes become increasingly popular, pay-TV operators must consider their security challenges and strategies.
Africa Racing Towards Gigabit Connectivity
  • Guy Zibi
Current FTTH broadband penetration may be limited in Africa, but there are signs of an ultra-broadband revolution made even more notable by the unique nature of some of its characteristics, notes Guy Zibi, principal at Xalam Analytics.
Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
  • Connecting Africa News
There is still much for technology cmpanies, communications service providers and government policy-makers to do to help get persons with disabilities (PWD) involved in AFrica's digital revolution.
Meet Our iPhone 7 Winner from Telkom
  • Connecting Africa News
In our prize draw for AfricaCom attendees who registered for the Connecting Africa community, Telkom's Molatelo Mathikhithela got lucky!
AfricaCom Video: Day 1 Highlights
  • Connecting Africa News
A snapshot of day one at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town as thousands of attendees flooded into Cape Town's International Convention Centre.
Live Stream from AfricaCom 2016
  • Connecting Africa Video
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world – the meeting place for those driving Africa’s digital transformation. The event is now a week-long festival of thought-provoking content, immersive satellite events, and unique networking experiences. Join us for live streaming of speakers at Africa Com! The live stream will start at 9:00 am Cape Town/2:00 am New York.
Flexenclosure Boasts Tower Power Breakthrough
  • Ray Le Maistre
Power management system specialist claims it has developed the first hybrid power system for remote telecom tower deployment that is fit for outdoor conditions across Africa.
MTN Puts Its Faith in NB-IoT, Vodacom to Follow
  • Ray Le Maistre
Pan-African operator MTN has high hopes for Internet of Things services in Africa, starting with smart metering, while Vodacom is also planning an NB-IoT launch.
The Digital Content Juggernaut in Africa
  • Connecting Africa News
Rapid smartphone uptake and faster data access services have fuelled Africa's digital content market, with gaming leading the way, writes Atul Madan, Senior Vice-President and Head, Digital Services, at Mahindra Comviva.
Welcome to Connecting Africa
  • Ray Le Maistre
Africa's digital communications, services and entertainment market deserves an A-grade online community, and now it's got one.
The Entertainment Industry – Not Just Fun and Games
  • Connecting Africa News
Africa's entertainment industry, often an afterthought in the region's tech industry discussions, is thriving and pushing the continent forward, argues African Business Review's Editor, Wedaeli Chibelushi.
IoT Jamming Mobile Networks in Africa
  • Connecting Africa News
Rising volumes of IoT traffic are set to put a signaling strain on mobile networks across Africa, writes Ofer Gottfried, CTO at Flash Networks.
The Countdown to AfricaCom 2016
  • Connecting Africa News
There's just one week to go until AfricaCom, the continent's largest technology and telecommunications event, kicks off in the Silicon Cape.
Convenience 2.0 - The Platform for Life
  • Connecting Africa News
Media companies need to make strong alliances and smart moves that offer customers a single interface for everything they do, writes Mark Casey, Deloitte Global Media & Entertainment Leader.


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Omdia View: February 2024

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Highlights in February 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included 5G launches in Senegal and 5G trials in Egypt as well as Kenya's first 5G MVNO. Airtel also launched a new wholesale connectivity business while MTN and Huawei are planning a joint Innovation Technology Lab in South Africa – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Highlights in January 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included a $200 million fintech deal between MTN and Mastercard as well as 5G network trials by Telecom Egypt – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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