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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is here. Keep up-to-date with the latest reports, news and more as part of AfricaCom South Africa.

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The AfricaCom COVID-19 Impact Report

COVID-19 is having a profound effect on how the telecoms and media stakeholders conduct businesses, interact with their clients and perceive the future of their businesses.

This report analyses the results of Informa Tech September 2020 COVID-19 survey that covered 215 people who registered to attend Informa Tech’s AfricaCom 2020. The survey examines the impact of the COVID-19 on telecoms and media stakeholders.

CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED WITHOUT LEAVING WOMEN BEHIND

"Three main things keep women offline: One is affordability. The second is the lack of adequate digital skills for us to utilize the internet beyond just social media. The third is online gender-based violence."

Ahead of her session at Africa Tech Festival, we caught up with Onica Makwakwa, Alliance for Affordable Internet, to discuss the digital gender gap, and building meaningful connectivity for Africa.

Huawei GREEN ICT and connectivity


Africa has a population of 1.2 billion people, yet 50% of these have limited access to regular activity electricity. 

When building the foundations of digital connectivity, many telecom sites still need diesel generators. This has an extremely high cost OPEX and is damaging to the environment. 

We heard from Dr Liangzhou, Huawei's CMO of Digital Power, on how Huawei is addressing this issue across the continent and how technological innovations are helping save energy and reduce emissions in various industries.

Africa's space and satellite industry

The latest African Space Industry Annual Report from Space in Africa shows that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are investing more in space and satellite technologies.

The highlight of the report shows over $4 billion has been spent on satellite development in Africa to date, and for 2020, African governments doubled their national space program operating budgets to $490 million compared to $250 million in 2019.

Ahead of Africa Tech Festival, Emily Parrett caught up with Temidayo Oniosun, the founder and managing director of Space in Africa, the authority on news, data and market analysis for the African space and satellite industry.

PRESENTATION: THE AFRICA TELECOMS OUTLOOK


This presentation identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms sector and provides strategic recommendations for key players.

The report is presented by Thecla Mbongue, a senior research analyst in Omdia's Middle East and Africa team and provides insight into telecoms, media, and technology.

SES: Exploring the increase in satellite technology in Africa


"Africa will always be a continent where satellite is relevant to the distribution of data, content and the building of networks".

SES broadcast video and content to millions of homes worldwide. They take single and multiple channels and broadcast them to the local community. We discuss the increase in satellite TV in Africa.

Ahead of the virtual Africa Tech Festival, we spoke with their VP, Sales and Market Development, Clint Brown.

REPORTS AND WHITE PAPERS


REPORT: The Market Impact of COVID-19, Produced In Partnership With Omdia
REPORT: The Market Impact of COVID-19, Produced In Partnership With Omdia

COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the technology, media and telecoms industry across Africa and beyond. This report, in collaboration with Omdia, provides recommendations for how to approach the upcoming challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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WHITE PAPER: New Dell EMC Powerstore Delivers High-End Enterprise Storage Features At Midrange Price Point
WHITE PAPER: New Dell EMC Powerstore Delivers High-End Enterprise Storage Features At Midrange Price Point

In this white paper, IDC discusses the evolving nature of IT infrastructure requirements for enterprises that are currently in the midst of their digital transformation. White paper provided in partnership with First Technology KZN, a Dell Technologies Titanium partner, 

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WHITE PAPER: Winning A Public Performance Benchmark And Cost Efficiency Can Go Together
WHITE PAPER: Winning A Public Performance Benchmark And Cost Efficiency Can Go Together

This free white paper offers actionable solutions on how to tackle the main technical and operational challenges you may face when preparing for public performance benchmarks. From Aspire Technology.

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BLOGS


HAPPY SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN'S DAY
HAPPY SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN'S DAY

This Women’s Day we put the spotlight on CodeSpace’s Tech Leaders scholarship programme that funds and supports young women to study at an undergraduate level in the field of IT.

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AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HOT STARTUPS TO LOOK OUT FOR
AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HOT STARTUPS TO LOOK OUT FOR

African entrepreneurship is booming across the continent. Discover Connecting Africa's #HotStartup of The Month!

DISCOVER THE STARTUP OF THE MONTH
Critical Support For Critical Times
Critical Support For Critical Times

Find out how Aspire Technology is helping Operators get ahead of the game post COVID-19.

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Connecting Africa News

Updates and news, brought to you by Connecting Africa.


What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak
What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak

A number of African operators stepped up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. Including mobile phone operators offering zero-rated access to essential websites, and cancelling fees for mobile money transfers.

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Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture
Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture

Anne Wangalachi discusses the opportunities that technology is bringing to young farmers in Africa.

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GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech
GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech

Sylvia Mukasa, founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments, talks about the skills gap in east Africa and what can be done to help women in the region succeed in the tech industry.

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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

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

Keep up-to-date with all the key developments related to Africa's largest festival of technology, as well as all the latest news covering Africa's digital revolution.

Hear from the key influencers who are shaping the technology landscape, to the key opportunities and trends on the horizon. Register for free and access exclusive video interviews and insight, in-depth webinars, podcasts, downloadable resources and more.