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Content posted in February 2018
MTN Teams Up With ZTE for 5G
  • Ray Le Maistre
Operator will collaborate with ZTE on 5G architectures for its networks in Africa and the Middle East.
Expereo Plan Pan-African Expansion
  • Connecting Africa News
Expereo is to open new Cloud Acceleration Hubs to provide managed data networking services in multiple markets.
Kwes Acquires Stake in iflix Africa
  • Connecting Africa News
Econet Media's TV services unit Kwes has acquired a 'significant stake' in video content specialist iflix Africa.
Will Standard Bank Add to South Africa's MVNO Mix?
  • Connecting Africa News
Reports suggest Standard Bank is preparing to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in South Africa, a market already hosting multiple such operations.
Goodwell Raises 20M
  • Connecting Africa News
Goodwell Investments has raised 20 million to invest in startups in Sub-Saharan Africa, half of which will be invested in financial services.


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Interview: Juliet Ehimuan on Africa's next wave of innovation

Juliet Ehimuan, founder and CEO of Beyond Limits Africa and ex-MD of Google West Africa, spoke to Connecting Africa about the next wave of innovation in Africa and the continent's digital future.

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InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.

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The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

A new report from Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa puts a spotlight on the top 100 African leaders in the telecoms and technology sector in 2023.

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Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

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Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

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Omdia View: August 2023

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Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: February 2023

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In February 2023 key events in the Middle East and Africa included a major Internet project for Africa's underserved by Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Microsoft as well as a 5G launch in Tanzania – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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