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Omdia View: April 2024
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April 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included a license for Starlink in Ghana, new mobile termination rates in Ethiopia, and 6G trials in Bahrain – that and more in the latest Omdia View.
Omdia View: March 2024
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The failure of four out of the five submarine cables deployed on the western shore of Africa in March 2024 led to a massive Internet outage across several countries. The outage fueled demand for satellite broadband, with SpaceX's Starlink becoming increasingly popular - that and more 5G and streaming news in the latest Omdia View.
Omdia View: February 2024
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Highlights in February 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included 5G launches in Senegal and 5G trials in Egypt as well as Kenya's first 5G MVNO.
Omdia View: January 2024
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Highlights in January 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included a $200 million fintech deal between MTN and Mastercard as well as 5G network trials by Telecom Egypt – that and more in this month's Omdia View.
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.
Omdia View: August 2023
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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.
Omdia View: February 2023
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In February 2023 key events in the Middle East and Africa included a major Internet project for Africa's underserved by Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Microsoft as well as a 5G launch in Tanzania – that and more in this month's Omdia View.
Omdia View: July 2022
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Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.
Omdia View: June 2022
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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.
Omdia View: May 2022
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SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.
Omdia View: April 2022
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This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.
Omdia View: March 2022
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This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa focuses on SA's spectrum auction and new submarine cables landing in Kenya and Togo.
Omdia View: February 2022
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5G was the major news trend across Africa in February, according to Omdia analyst's new summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa.
Omdia View: January 2022
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This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa covers IoT regulation, 5G spectrum auctions and service launch plans.
Research Bites: Lack of 4IR knowledge a cause for concern
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This article – published in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development – explores the levels of knowledge of South African citizens about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Omdia View: December 2021
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This is the December 2021 edition of the Middle East and Africa News Digest series from Omdia, which provides analysis of major trends and events in the region.
Omdia View: October 2021
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Across the Middle East and Africa, regulators are beginning to facilitate spectrum allocation to operators in the region for the deployment of new and innovative technology.
Research Bites: Why Africans stop using mobile apps
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This article – in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development – explores the reasons behind why Africans stop using certain mobile apps.
Omdia View: September 2021
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This month's Omdia View covers Africell's Ugandan exit and MTC's Namibian stock exchange IPO; as well as Netflix's free Kenyan offering and a new broadband service in SA from Multichoice and MTN.
Omdia View: August 2021
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Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about MTN's decision to exit Syria and not bid again for an Ethiopian license, as well as 5G news from Mauritius, Ghana, Mayotte and Reunion.
Research Bites: Blockchain potential for SA agriculture
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This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development explores how blockchain can be used in the agricultural sector to help improve production and distribution processes.
Omdia View: July 2021
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5G was a major focus this month with 5G licenses awarded in Mauritius and public consultation on 5G spectrum launched in Zambia – Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis on these developments.
Omdia View: June 2021
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This month, Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about Nigeria's Twitter ban, the privatization of Ethio Telecom and Vivendi's fiber plans in Burkina Faso.
Research Bites: ICT adoption amongst Uganda's SMEs
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This article, in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, explores the factors influencing the adoption of ICT by small and medium enterprises in Uganda.
Omdia View: May 2021
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This month, Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis about new licenses for operators in Ethiopia and Uganda, and Nigeria's 5G rollout plans.
Omdia View: April 2021
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This month, Omdia's analysts provide context around Ethiopia's telecoms licensing process, Millicom's plans to exit Tanzania and Ghana, and Airtel Africa's successful capital raise.
Omdia View: March 2021
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Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis to the biggest stories making headlines in Africa during March 2021.
Omdia View: February 2021
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Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis on the biggest stories making headlines in Africa during February 2021.


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