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Content posted in August 2018
Telkom Slams ICASA's Termination Rate Ruling
  • Connecting Africa News
Telkom condemns the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA)'s termination rate decision as a move that will "entrench the duopoly of the largest mobile operators and reduce competition."
Mixed Bag for MTN in H1
  • Ray Le Maistre
The operator added subscribers and improved margins but its debts and challenges in Iran and other markets are making investors nervous.
Safaricom CEO Slams Kenya Market Study
  • Connecting Africa News
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has criticized a report into Kenya's telecoms market, saying that its recommendations would punish its customers and stifle innovation.
Congolese Minister Eyes 5G Opportunity
  • Wei Shi
A partnership between Spanish technology company Applus+ and the Congolese telecom incumbent could provide a spur to 5G in the central African country.


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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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