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Content posted in May 2017
Safaricom Pumps KSh200M Into Telecom Test Lab
  • Ray Le Maistre
With support from vendor partners such as Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, Kenyan operator has replicated its network in a lab to enable faster testing and help bring new services to market quicker.
Telkom Kenya Set for Relaunch
  • Connecting Africa News
Telkom Kenya's CEO says the operator is switching from a voice-centric to a data-centric model.
Rwanda Taps Into the Smart City Movement
  • Connecting Africa News
Government of Rwanda is working with Nokia and regional development organization SRG to bring smart city capabilities to the African nation.
Vodacom to Buy Safaricom Stake in €2.36B Deal
  • Ray Le Maistre
Vodacom is buying a 35% stake in Safaricom from its parent company Vodafone, a move that strengthens Vodafone's grip on the South African operator and which may have an impact on M-Pesa's future.
M-KOPA Hits Customer Milestone
  • Connecting Africa News
Pay-as-you-go energy provider for off-grid homes is now helping to power more than 500,000 homes across Africa.
Enterprise Architecture Explained
  • Connecting Africa News
'FinTechPreneur' James Muritu, Founder and CEO at Project Dimensions Ltd., explains why companies can benefit from having an Enterprise Architecture strategy.


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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.

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