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AfricaCom Survey: 5G Investment Should Be Operators' Top Priority

Given the size of the contribution the mobile industry makes to the sub-Saharan African economy, it could be argued that the region's businesses and enterprises have more at stake in the future evolution of network technology than anywhere else in the world. It was therefore not surprising that when AfricaCom's annual Insights Survey asked which technologies telcos should be investing their money into over the next year, 5G came out on top with almost 29% of the vote.

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Kenya Leads Africa in Mobile Financial Services Opportunities

Kenya and Ivory Coast have the greatest mobile financial services opportunities when compared to their African peers, according to the Mazars Mobile Payments Index, which analyzed 17 global markets in terms of factors like consumer behavior, mobile payment penetration and regulation and infrastructure.

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Ecobank's Simon B. Rey on Africa's Digital-Adaptive Population

Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and cross-generational digital citizens. As public and private sectors seek to develop or implement fourth industrial revolutions (4IR) strategies that will work in Africa, it is important to know this context matters as much as their products or intended service delivery.

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A free-to-attend digital event bringing together the converging industries and innovations shaping Africa's digital future.

From IoT to Cloud & AI to 5G, the Connecting Africa Digital Series will put you at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovation shaping 'Digital Africa' - wherever you are in the world.

African Digital Skills 2019

Skills for a 21st century Africa

For Africa’s tech scene to truly thrive in the 21st century, it needs to quickly develop local digital skills and expertise. Find out how Liquid Telecom and its partners are helping Africa’s young population to learn, experiment and master emerging technologies.

Tractica's Telecom Artificial Intelligence Use Cases In Africa


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.

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.

AfricaCom Glossary

Confused about Cloud Computing? Baffled by Blockchain? The AfricaCom glossary explains all the key terms you'll hear at the event

Understand the key technologies underpinning African Industry 4.0 & elevating the continent’s digital economy

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