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Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford.

Connecting Africa's readers include decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots.

Connecting Africa is produced in association with Informa Tech's hugely successful and market-leading Africa Tech Festival.

Key topics covered by the Connecting Africa editorial team and its contributors include:

  • The evolution of mobile networking, including developments in 3G and 4G as well as the rising uptake of 5G

  • Cutting-edge developments in the fintech sector

  • The impact of emerging technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, enhanced analytics, blockchain and cybersecurity

  • The growth of cloud services and introduction of virtualization

  • The introduction and business case for digital entertainment

  • Digital inclusion and gender equality

    Meet the Editor
    Paula Gilbert has been the Editor of Connecting Africa since June 2019. The South Africa-based journalist previously worked as a TV producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa, and started her career in radio news.

    She has been reporting on key developments in Africa's telecoms and ICT sectors for most of her journalistic career and prior to joining Connecting Africa was the telecoms editor at online publication, ITWeb. She has an Honors degree in Journalism from Rhodes University.

    Travel is always on Paula's mind, she has visited 36 countries so far and is currently researching her next adventure (post-COVID).

    She can be reached at [email protected]

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    Editorial calendar
    Each month, Connecting Africa will focus on a particular topic as part of its editorial coverage. For further information, contact [email protected]

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