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Content posted in July 2024
Leadership Lessons: Networking towards career advancement
  • Guest Perspectives
Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of networking for career growth especially for African women in data analytics.
Competition expected in South Africa's growing MVNO market
  • Paula Gilbert
A battle in South Africa's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is heating up as more local mobile network operators (MNOs) plan partnerships with MVNOs, challenging a market that has for many years been dominated by Cell C-enabled MVNOs.
Liquid C2 expands Cloudmania into Egypt
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Liquid C2, the cloud computing arm of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, has expanded its cloud distribution business, Cloudmania, into Egypt.
KaiOS targets merchant market for growth, digital inclusion
  • Paula Gilbert
KaiOS Technologies, the creator of a mobile operating system for smart feature phones, is piloting affordable merchant payment terminals - which look like feature phones - in Africa to help underserved merchants and transport providers accept digital payments solutions.
UPDATE: Ghana regulator instructs ATC to reconnect Telecel
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana has instructed network tower provider American Tower Corporation (ATC) to reconnect the power supply to the network equipment of operator Telecel Ghana.
Google Translate adds 25+ African languages
  • Paula Gilbert
Google Translate is using artificial intelligence (AI) to add 110 new languages to its translation service and about a quarter of the new languages come from Africa.
ATC, Telecel Ghana at loggerheads over payment disputes
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Network tower provider American Tower Corporation Ghana (ATC Ghana) has suspended power supply to Telecel Ghana's power network equipment due to the latter not fulfilling its payment obligations.
Maroc Telecom loses appeal against $635M fine
  • Paula Gilbert
A Moroccan appeals court has upheld a previous ruling ordering Maroc Telecom to pay 6.3 billion Moroccan dirhams (US$635 million) to competitor Inwi for unfair competition practices.
PAIX Data Centres adds capacity in Ghana
  • Paula Gilbert
PAIX Data Centres is expanding its facility in Accra, Ghana, and Africa50 has invested over $30 million in growth equity to support the company's expansion plans in Africa.
Ericsson appoints Patrick Johansson as head of MEA
  • Paula Gilbert
Swedish ICT company Ericsson has appointed Patrick Johansson as the new senior VP and head of its market area for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), replacing Fadi Pharaon in August.
Tunisia calls for tenders to provide 5G
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies has called for tenders to award 5G operating licenses in the North African country.
Starlink beams into Madagascar
  • Matshepo Sehloho
SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink, has launched its high-speed, low-latency Internet service in Madagascar.


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Leadership Lessons: Networking towards career advancement

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Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of networking for career growth especially for African women in data analytics.

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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

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