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NOW ON-DEMAND: The AfricaCom Digital Week, Analysing Africa's Digital Journey

The largest virtual event of live webinars and exclusive resources, dedicated to the cutting-edge technologies & discussions shaping African tech and telecoms, right now.

From the rise of AI and the evolution of African broadcasting to game-changing 5G applications and connected innovations, the AfricaCom Digital Week will put you at the forefront of the African digital revolution.

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Latest News

The Battle for the African Cloud

Africa is emerging as a lively battleground for global cloud providers.

Last month, Huawei announced that it would launch Africa-based public cloud services starting in March, from data centers in Johannesburg (initially) and Cape Town.

Safaricom Hits 30 Million Customer Milestone

Safaricom has today announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country. To celebrate the milestone, Safaricom is thanking its customers for their loyalty through compelling Bonga Points offers beginning Friday 22nd March, 2019.

Ericsson Wallet to Power MTN Mobile Money for Five More Years

MTN and Ericsson have signed a five-year contract extension that will see the Swedish vendor provide managed service support for Mobile Money services and also deploy new products and services in 13 countries across Africa and the Middle East region. 

MTN plans to deploy Ericsson Wallet technology to new markets and, ultimately, to bring its mobile money offering to all of its territories in the region.

Tractica's Telecom Artificial Intelligence Use Cases In Africa

NEW REPORT PUBLISHED

Spending on AI-driven software for telecom use cases in Africa will grow from $4.4 million in 2018 to more than $265 million in 2025. Access the in-depth report to gain insight on seven key telecom AI use cases in an African context.

AfricaCom TV Interviews

AfricaCom TV Interview with Joseph Hundah, Econet Media


Joseph Hundah, Group CEO and President, Econet Media discusses the future of Pay TV at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Dudu Mkhwanazi - Chief Executive Officer at Project Isizwe


Dudu Mkhwanazi discusses Project Isizwe's work to boost connectivity and digital inclusion across South Africa at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Nivi Sharma - COO, BRCK


BRCK's Nivi Sharma discusses her organisation's work to boost digital inclusion across Africa at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Rob Shuter - CEO, MTN Group


Rob Shuter, CEO of MTN Group, discusses some of the exciting announcements made by Africa's largest mobile operator at AfricaCom this year.

AfricaCom Webinar Series

A LOOK BACK AT DIGITAL WEEK 2017: EMPOWERING THE AFRICAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM WEBINAR


The African startup scene has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, with well over 300 tech hubs now established across the continent. In this webinar, we discuss how to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs to thrive, predicting the hottest sectors for growth and where investors should be taking notice. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur looking for guidance or a potential African tech investor, this webinar will be the perfect introduction to the ecosystem.

DIGITAL WEEK 2017: THE CONNECTING AFRICA WEBINAR


There are now more mobile phones than people on the African continent with data traffic increasing by more than 50% in 2015. Bringing connectivity to rural Africa and bridging the digital divide is still, however, the biggest challenge facing the African telecommunications sector. Our expert panel assess digital connectivity in Africa, identify barriers to connectivity and where the best solutions to these bottlenecks lie. Tune in as our panelists deep-dive into the most comprehensive webinar on African connectivity of 2017.

Digital Week 2017: FinTech & the Future of Banking in Africa


FinTech disruptors are transforming banking in Africa - case in point, the nearly 90 million mobile money users on the continent as of this year. Mobile money, Bitcoin and Blockchain are coming to define the banking and finance landscape, while going a long way in helping bank the previously unbankable.  But what does Blockchain really mean for Africa and how exactly is it shaping the future of banking here? Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff explains it all.

Digital Week 2017: The Digital Health Clinic


One of the biggest revolutions in African technology has undoubtedly come in the form of what it can enable in terms of socio-economic development. This is no more relevant than in the area eHealth innovation. We'll be tracking the rise of digital health and showcasing the mHealth technologies uplifting African healthcare. Explore what eHealth can do for rural healthcare and the encouraging results the sector has experienced so far.

Digital Week 2017: The African Regulatory Landscape


The regulation landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa is both complex and varied and who best to navigate this for us than independent researcher and consultant at the South African Communications Forum, Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa. Nomonde will be analysing the policy regulation approaches building connectivity in Africa, through collaboration between business, government and society. For all those looking for a more nuanced understanding of African connectivity regulation, this is the webinar for you.

Newsletter Archive

Catch up on the latest tech, media and telecoms news from across Africa in our back-issues of the AfricaCom and Connecting Africa newsletter, featuring articles, reports, webinars, videos, whitepapers and more.

Connecting Africa - The community for the architects of Africa's digital future


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