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Content posted in November 2017
Econet Preps London IPO, Plans More M&A
  • Ray Le Maistre
With multiple acquisitions already under its belt, Econet is now planning to raise money by listing its shares on the London and possibly also Johannesburg stock exchanges as it eyes up further expansion.
Kontron on SDN in Developing Markets
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SPONSORED VIDEO: Kontron’s Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette discusses software-defined networking (SDN) in developing markets and how Kontron is facilitating a fast transformation to SDN/NFV for service providers in Africa.
Connecting Africa Through Satellite Communications
  • Connecting Africa News
At AfricaCom 2017, South Africa's Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams highlighted the role that satellite communications can play in bridging the digital divide.
Vodafone in Firing Line Over African Growth Strategy
  • Ray Le Maistre
Investigation into Vodafone's growth across Africa suggests that deals were not as ethical and transparent as they could have been and have lined the pockets of the continent's political elite.
AfricaCom Day 1 Overview
  • Connecting Africa News
The opening day of AfricaCom in Cape Town saw the emergence of several key themes.
Orange Botswana on Long Trek to 5G
  • Iain Morris
Orange subsidiary in Botswana is already thinking about 5G, but it will have to overcome numerous obstacles before it can deploy the technology.
AfricaCom Awards Shortlists Highlight Innovation
  • Connecting Africa News
The extensive shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards highlights the broad range of innovation underway across the continent's communications and ICT market.


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SA startup Sendoff is digitizing funerals

South African startup Sendoff is a full-service funeral app that is digitizing the way funerals are organized.

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SA's Homemation wants smart homes to be seamless

Through its Control4 operating system, South Africa's Homemation highlights that operating smart homes should be a seamless experience.

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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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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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