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Content posted in June 2022
ConCourt rules to delay SA digital migration
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's digital migration cannot happen on June 30, finding in favor of broadcaster eTV in a high-stakes court battle.
Africa lacks meaningful connectivity – A4AI
  • Paula Gilbert
In Mozambique and Rwanda, fewer than one in every fifty people in rural areas have meaningful connectivity, according to a recent report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI).
Vodacom's #CodeLikeAGirl program expands
  • Connecting Africa News
Vodacom says it plans to train another 1,500 young girls in coding this year, expanding the reach of its #CodeLikeAGirl program.
East Africa Com 2022: 5G in focus
  • Connecting Africa Video
GSMA director of social and regional research, Kenechi Okeleke, discusses the status of 5G in East Africa during a fireside chat at East Africa Com 2022.
East Africa Com 2022: AfCFTA's value for tech
  • Connecting Africa Video
A panel discussion at East Africa Com 2022 about what value the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) holds and what opportunities East African tech and telecoms companies can expect.
5G subs to hit 200M in MENA by 2027 – Ericsson
  • Paula Gilbert
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa region will reach about 200 million by 2027, growing from about 10 million in 2021.
Omdia View: May 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.


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SA's Teraco to power data centers with 120MW solar plant

Teraco, the vendor-neutral data center provider, is planning the construction of a 120 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facility in the Free State province of South Africa.

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Botswana prohibits Starlink, imposes penalties for lawbreakers

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has warned the public against the importation, use and resale of SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink's devices in the country.

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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: September 2023

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Highlights in September 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included more 5G spectrum licenses, vendor and operator strategies, and partnerships – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: August 2023

By Omdia Analysts

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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