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MTN Ghana blocks 5.7M unregistered SIMs

MTN Ghana has complied with the government's directive to block subscribers who have not completed the country's SIM registration process, blocking 5.7 million users on December 2.

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Orange targets data & digital growth in Africa

Orange Deputy CEO for the MEA, Brelotte Ba, spoke to Connecting Africa about the group's strategy to grow its African data, fintech and digital customers.

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Podcast: Boeing brings 5G and terrestrial tech to MEO satellites

Boeing's Ryan Reid explains how terrestrial telecom technologies are being utilized in the new O3b mPower satellites, which Boeing is manufacturing in partnership with satellite operator SES.

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Intelsat bringing 5G software-defined network to Africa

Global satellite services provider Intelsat is building a 5G software-defined network that aims to provide satellite 5G connectivity to Africa by 2025.

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Ghana begins SIM deactivation after court victory

Telcos in Ghana have started deactivating SIM cards that have not completed a mandated registration process and the high court has ruled that the NCA's registration deadline is valid.

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Podcast: SES CTO on software-defined satellites

CTO Ruy Pinto met up with Light Reading on site at Boeing Satellite in El Segundo, California, earlier this month with an update on the scheduled O3b mPower satellite launch.

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Telkom SA earnings drop as costs rise, consumer spending slows

Telkom South Africa reported lower earnings and revenue for the first half of the financial year, with constrained consumer spending and rising operating costs, including load shedding, to blame.

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Chipper Cash to acquire Zambian fintech Zoona

Pan African cross-border payment solutions unicorn company Chipper Cash is set to acquire Zambian fintech company Zoona Transactions International.

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Africa has fastest growing fixed broadband market – Omdia

The Africa Broadband Outlook 2022 report from Omdia shows that Africa's fixed broadband market has recorded the strongest growth rate in the world over the past five years.

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Uganda to borrow $140M to improve Internet services

Uganda's Parliament has approved a US$140 million loan with funds earmarked for a major digital project to improve Internet connectivity in the East Africa nation.

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OneWeb expands African satellite reach

Global telecoms and satellite provider OneWeb is growing its presence in Africa, announcing three partnership deals on the continent during November 2022.

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What's the Story? All SES wants for Christmas are MEO satellites

Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert interviews Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser about her recent tour of Boeing's satellite facility and meeting with SES.

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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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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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Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

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.

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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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