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Human Robot Sophia in South Africa

The world's most advanced human-like interactive robot has made her debut on South African shores! Sophia, a humanoid robot that has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, was the star at SAP NOW, a two-day interactive knowledge-sharing showcase of the...

Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX). The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth...

Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa's smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were...

Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank. Although over 80% of Africans have mobile phones, only around one quarter (28%) of them have a bank account. But mobile banking and e-wallets are helping to break the...

Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that it has refused to grant telecom operators in the country permission to increase the price of calls and data This has been done in an attempt to protect many Nigerian's from...

Sub-Saharan Africa will have over 300 million LTE subscriptions by 2023

Ericsson launched regional mobility report for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East. The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the...

Increased focus on pricing needed in the telco sector in Africa

Moves to ensure fair competition and to examine pricing in the telecommunications sector is increasing in key mobile phone jurisdictions on the African continent. The issue of high data costs has recently been under the spotlight in South Africa and that...

Is Wi-Fi really the answer for rural communities in Africa?

The short answer is yes. However, it can never be as simple as that, as there are many factors, broader than the telecommunication space that need to be addressed. However, as many of Africa’s population reside in rural communities,...

Can FTTH bring an end to capped services in South Africa?

South Africa’s bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops - but, predicts Brian Timperley of Turrito Networks, a new round of disruption is due under the twin pressures of...

Trace TV acquires African Video On Demand service Buni.tv

Trace TV has acquired African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own Video On Demand (VOD) platform Trace Play - which is scheduled to launch later this year. During the announcement Trace CEO Olivier Laouchez. stated...
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