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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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Hot startup of the month: SA's Snode

This month's hot startup is South African company Snode, which is applying a data-driven approach to cybersecurity.

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Twitter announces first African office in Ghana, begins hiring

Twitter has announced it is planning to open an office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital – the first in Africa for the social media giant.

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Omdia View: April 2021

By Omdia Analysts

This month, Omdia's analysts provide context around Ethiopia's spectrum licensing process, Millicom's plans to exit Tanzania and Ghana, and Airtel Africa's successful capital raise.

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Factors influencing fintech adoption in Nigeria

By Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale and Adam Konto Kyari

This article is a collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development and explores the factors impacting the adoption of financial services technology in Lagos, Nigeria.

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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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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

SD-WAN and satellite – how MNOs and telcos can enjoy the best of both worlds
By Ofer Asif, SVP BizDev, marketing and strategy at Spacecom

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