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Content posted in March 2017
MTN Trials Next Gen Mobile Network
  • Ray Le Maistre
Operator has been working with Huawei and Qualcomm on the use of next-generation antenna technology that can boost mobile broadband throughout.
Joburg In Line to Host OpenLab
  • Ray Le Maistre
Telecoms technology giant Huawei is setting up an OpenLab in Cape Town to foster industry collaboration.
Feeding the Data Demand in East Africa
  • Amy Turner
How can East Africa's mobile operators address the transport network capacity crunch they all face as data service usage grows? Airtel Tanzania's Barnabas Bwali has some answers.
Making MTN Great Again
  • Guy Zibi
The new team running MTN has some tough decisions to take but there are a number of key steps that can help get the pan-African operator back on track, notes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
Lighting Opportunities in Africa
  • Amy Turner
Highlights from Thione Niang's keynote address at AfricaCom, where he spoke about igniting change on the continent.
Expresso Telecom Puts Towers Up for Sale
  • Iain Morris
Expresso Telecom, the west African mobile subsidiary of Sudanese incumbent Sudatel, is looking to sell its towers to reduce operating costs and help it focus on new service opportunities.


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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

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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

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By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

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