Source: Today News Africa |

The Orange multi-billion revolution in Africa (by Simon Ateba)

The French firm has established mobile payment services via Orange Money, and continues to invest in mobile internet coverage, reaching at least 14 countries with Orange 4G connectivity

by Simon Ateba The mobile revolution in Africa is being led by many firms and actors, including Orange, a network operator and creator of digital experiences in 29 countries serving 263 million customers worldwide. The French firm has established mobile payment services via Orange Money, and continues to invest in mobile…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

Prominent foreign envoys in attendance at the Forum, signaled growing interest in trade and partnership deals in Africa from Europe and overseas

Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AfricaInvestmentForum.com) as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…

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Orange accelerates its multi-service operator strategy in Africa

At AfricaCom, Orange presents its latest innovations to democratise access to smartphones, encourage e-education and support the startup ecosystem

Democratise access to digital In the field of telephony as in many others, Africa has jumped a technological step by moving directly to mobile. The outlook of the smartphone market is still seeing exponential growth. It is estimated that at least 660 million Africans (against 336 million in 2016) will…

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Comprehensive study of satellite television reception places Eutelsat as market leader across Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast

The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of the geographical area surveyed

A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat (www.Eutelsat.com) as satellite market leader within these countries. The face-to-face interviews were conducted with 3,000 households in Nigeria, 2,000 in Cameroun and 2,000 in Ivory Coast, representative of the population of…

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Nokia connects Africa through collaboration and innovation

Visit Nokia at stand C95 at this year’s AfricaCom

AfricaCom 2018 (https://tmt.knect365.com/AfricaCom/) will be another landmark event for Nokia (www.Nokia.com). This  year, the company will again showcase how it is shaping the future of technology to transform human experiences with effortless, simple and dependable technologies. The Nokia team would love to meet you at AfricaCom to discuss any topics…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

The Maraphone is high-spec, affordable, smart, transformative and in line with the Bank’s Industrialize Africa High 5 priority

African high-tech player Mara (https://Mara.com) on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish​ Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Backs African Cellular Communications Company with $100m Loan

The project is expected to have a highly developmental impact particularly in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Africell Holdings Limited today signed a commitment letter for $100 million to expand access to telecommunications in Africa. The project is expected to have a highly developmental impact particularly in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the…

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

Minister asks International Telecommunications Union (ITU) delegates to support resolution on Somalia

The Minister further emphasized that Somalia and many other developing countries cannot overcome alone the many challenges their societies face in hyper-competitive global technological order

Somalia’s Minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, said the government recognizes that ICTs form the foundation of socio-economic development and good governance and therefore, is working to create opportunities through the development of ICTs for our people that would allow them to participate in the global economy. Speaking at the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Telecommunications and Postal Services Committee adopts iNeSI Bill

The Bill was first presented to the committee by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services on 22 May 2018 and has since been redrafted by the committee

The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has, in principle, finalised and adopted the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute Bill [B10-2018]. The Bill was first presented to the committee by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services on 22 May 2018 and has since been redrafted by the committee. It…

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

Somalia attending International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest decision-making body of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communications technology (ICT)

A delegation led by Somalia’s Post, Telecom and Technology minister is attending the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which kicked off at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest decision-making body of ITU, the United Nations specialized agency…