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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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Four agritech startups to watch in 2024

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of four agritech startups that are making a difference in the communities they serve.

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Paymentology looks to strengthen its African roots

Global issuer-processor Paymentology's CEO Jeff Parker spoke to Connecting Africa about the company's African roots and aspirations to work with more banks, fintechs and enterprises both on the continent and globally.

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Africa Tech Festival 2024
November 11-14, 2024
Cape Town, South Africa
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Uber's Marjorie Saint-Lot on inclusion and sustainability in Africa

Uber's Country Manager for Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, Marjorie Saint-Lot, shares how the ride-hailing company is approaching public-private partnerships, environmentally friendly initiatives and gender inclusion in Africa.

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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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Omdia View: February 2024

By Omdia Analysts

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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Omdia View: January 2024

By Omdia Analysts

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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