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Content posted in September 2018
South Atlantic Cable System Is Completed
  • Connecting Africa News
Angola Cables and OSI announce that installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first direct link between Africa and South America, has been completed.
Orange Money Is 10 Years Old
  • Connecting Africa News
Orange Money celebrates a decade of financial innovation in Africa and confirms its position as a major mobile money player.
Spectrum Hope for SA's Mobile Operators
  • Wei Shi
Following a legal settlement, South Africa's planned spectrum auction will be called off while the minister withdraws legal action against the regulator, but a new agreement is in the works.
WTL Hails VoIP's Impact in Nigeria
  • Connecting Africa News
Capacity up and congestion down as VoIP networks take 10 billion minutes off cellular networks, according to World Telecom Labs.
Executive Interview: Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON
  • Connecting Africa News
Ahead of his appearance at Nigeria Com, Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON (Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria), discusses network sharing, digital transformation and more.
Huawei Marine Completes SAIL Subsea Network Build
  • Wei Shi
The new undersea South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) fiber connection, built by Huawei Marine, is the first of its kind to directly connect Africa and Latin America across the south Atlantic.
A New Approach To Roaming
  • Godslove Adagbonyin
Godslove Adagbonyin argues that Africa's mobile operators need to get creative in order to offer their customers an attractive roaming deal.
Can African Tech Leapfrog Global Competitors?
  • Connecting Africa News
The AfricaCom Digital Week, a virtual event taking place September 10-14, will explore five of the key technology areas that have the potential to come together to create Africa 4.0.


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SA startup Sendoff is digitizing funerals

South African startup Sendoff is a full-service funeral app that is digitizing the way funerals are organized.

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SA's Homemation wants smart homes to be seamless

Through its Control4 operating system, South Africa's Homemation highlights that operating smart homes should be a seamless experience.

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5G is lighting up the future of North Africa
By Chris Meng, VP of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business Department

The moving target that is telecoms fraud
By Clémentine Fournier, Regional VP Sales, Africa, BICS

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

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Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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Omdia View: May 2022

By Omdia Analysts

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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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.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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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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