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Paratus Botswana brings fiber to Gaborone CBD

Paratus Botswana will install fiber in the business district of the country's capital, Gaborone.

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Avanti, Free in Senegal sign landmark satellite deal

Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal have announced a five-year partnership agreement to build and host a new satellite gateway in the West African country.

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Lesotho urges citizens to register SIM cards from June

Lesotho residents will from June need to register their SIM cards with their respective mobile operators and link them to their ID number.

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Omdia View: April 2022

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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SA's Vumatel, DFA folded into single fiber company

Two of South Africa's biggest fiber providers will soon operate under a new infrastructure company that has yet to be named.

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MTN SA to spend US$137M to connect underserved

MTN South Africa is investing millions of dollars to connect low-income areas.

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Liquid, PEACE extend subsea capacity to Kenya

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has partnered with PEACE Cable Company to introduce additional subsea capacity in Mombasa, Kenya.

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East Africa Com: Subsea solutions for Africa's connectivity gap

Experts on a panel at East Africa Com 2022 outline how new subsea cable projects could help solve Africa's connectivity problem.

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East Africa Com: Rwanda to be living laboratory for 4IR

Rwanda Information Society Authority's CEO told East Africa Com 2022 that the country is becoming 'a living laboratory of emerging technologies' by leveraging its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Ethio Telecom launches 5G trial in Addis Ababa

Ethio Telecom has launched a "pre-commercial" 5G service in the capital, Addis Ababa, with plans to expand its footprint to regional cities over the next

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World Bank pledges $200M for Ghana's digital transformation

The Ghana Digital Acceleration Project gets a green light after a massive cash injection from the World Bank, which will help expand broadband access in the West African country.

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Nigerian regulator calms fears over mobile tariff hike

The Nigerian Communications Commission says it won't let Nigerian operators hike mobile prices without a cost study first.

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Moya super app takes aim at SA fintech market

Super app Moya's fintech platform, MoyaPay, aims to be South Africa's most widely used mobile money payments platform.

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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Shamba Pride

This month's hot startup, Shamba Pride, wants to revolutionize the rural agricultural trade ecosystem in Kenya by transforming agro-dealers into franchised 'DigiShops.'

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Omdia View: April 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Omdia View: March 2022

By Omdia Analysts

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.

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Boosting Customer Experience in the Digital Age

From the first interaction to the last payment: convert leads into clients, drive loyalty and grow your bottom line.

The digital age has ushered in a new era of customer engagement. Consumer demands and expectations are higher than ever – where an affordable but seamless online experience is now the norm.

At a time when competition for your customers is fierce, ensuring a client journey that is tailored to their needs has never been more important. The ability to build these bespoke offerings starts with understanding, and that understanding is built on data.

This webinar will explore how gathering insight is key to growing and retaining a strong customer base; we’ll unpack how CRM platforms, mobile payment, lead capture, and online marketing are key factors in building a successful 21st Century digital business.

  • Customer Experience – understanding consumer expectations of today
  • What easy steps can you take to provide a complete, immersive digital customer experience?
  • How to leverage modern digital tools to build customer loyalty

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AfricaCom perspectives

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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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