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Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Ministry of Posts, Telecom & Technology holds consultation meeting on the draft National Communications Act

The purpose of these consultative meetings is to create an enabling environment for the ICT Sector by establishing legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and developing appropriate policies

The Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held today in Mogadishu a consultation meeting on the "Draft Communication Law" as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law. The conference, which was attended by more than 20 representatives from the ICT Working Group comprising…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…

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Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (“IDB”) cooperates with Coris Bank International to launch Islamic windows

Through this collaboration, ICD is assisting Coris Bank International’s subsidiaries in launching 4 dedicated Islamic windows in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Benin

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Coris Bank International have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to establish Islamic window. The CEO of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al Aboodi and Mr. Idrissa Nassa, CEO and Chairman of…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa

With over 1.6 million customers at the end of February 2017, Orange Liberia is the leading mobile operator in Liberia in terms of customers

Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Liberia. As from today, Cellcom Liberia becomes Orange Liberia. The acquisition of the Liberian operator Cellcom (http://APO.af/jSRR9G) was finalized by Orange, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, on 6 April 2016, allowing the…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in…

Invest in Data Center Africa Summit
Source: Invest in Data Center Africa Summit |

African Data Center Summit highlights partnership between Europe and Africa

Invest In Data Center Africa Summit in Monaco to attract cross continental leadership

Now in its second year, the ground breaking Invest in Data Center Africa Summit (www.DataCloudCongress.com/Africa) will host speakers from leading companies operating on both sides of the Mediterranean including Orange, Vodafone and Schneider Electric. The summit will take place on the 7th of June, collocated at the Datacloud Europe 2017…

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd
Source: Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd |

Smile Telecoms appoints Ahmad Farroukh to its board to lead operations

Ahmad is an experienced telecoms executive with a distinguished record of commercial success, extensive experience working in Africa and an impressive ability to drive strategy and profitability

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”) (www.SmileComs.com), a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, effective 1 May 2017. Ahmad is an experienced telecoms executive with…

TMT Finance
Source: TMT Finance |

Surge in M&A and investment predicted in African mobile and broadband as telcos seek scale

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region to meet the surge in demand for connectivity, a leading telecom transaction adviser said. “The African TMT vista remains extraordinarily vibrant. Fundamental demand is not in doubt, and neither is exponential growth…

TMT Finance
Source: TMT Finance |

Datacentre investment leaders highlight Africa investment opportunity

Michael Tobin OBE, former chief executive of data center operator Telecity, who is a key speaker at the upcoming TMT Finance Africa 2017 event in London, said there is massive potential for datacentre investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Large scale datacentre investment opportunities are increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa as key commercial hubs benefit from the critical combination of high quality international backbone infrastructure (subsea cable) connectivity and mushrooming local demand for data, say investment leaders. Michael Tobin OBE, former chief executive of data center operator Telecity, who is…