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Africa Data Centres (ADC) continues its expansion in West Africa with the construction of a new data center in Accra, Ghana. The move, announced in June...
Emirati satellite telecom provider Yahsat announced on June 10 that it has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of two new...
The African Development Bank and technology giant Intel have formalized their cooperation to transform the African digital ecosystem. The partnership aims...
Ethiopia's incumbent telecom operator -Ethio Telecom- is seeking to strengthen its position on the national telecom market amid increasing competition....
The Ghanaian government has unveiled plans to deploy 4,400 telecommunications sites for 4G and 5G over the next three years, aiming to enhance the...
The adoption of mobile money is on the rise in Africa, offering a financial inclusion solution for many who lack traditional banking access. In 2022, the...
The Congo's digital transformation acceleration project, officially launched in January 2023 and supported by the World Bank with $100 million in...
African startups are unveiling the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) across sectors like healthcare, agriculture, and finance....
Google has revealed plans for a new fiber optic cable system named Umoja, connecting Africa to Australia to enhance digital connectivity across the...
Sonatel, the leading telecom company in Senegal, announced it will launch commercial 5G mobile services on June 1. The announcement was made by CEO Sékou...
Huawei Cloud becomes world's first company to open a public cloud in Egypt, Industry AI accelerates digitization in Egypt and in Northern Africa...
Sonatel, a subsidiary of the French group Orange, signed a loan agreement on May 17 with Proparco, the British International Investment (BII), and the...
In Burkina Faso, Moov Africa reported a net profit of CFA5.2 billion (around $8.5 million) for the first quarter this year, up 10.7% compared to the...
Deep-tech startups in Africa have raised more than $3 billion in funding between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2023, a recent report by Briter...
Airtel Africa, operating in 14 markets across sub-Saharan Africa, is gearing up to take its mobile money subsidiary public in 2025. The initiative was...
The report highlights that a significant number of African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still lagging behind when it comes to digital...
Internet adoption in Senegal is closely tied to mobile telephony, particularly regarding mobile internet. Between 2022 and 2023, the number of active SIM...
Whether geostationary or in low Earth orbit, telecommunication satellites can provide better coverage across the planet, offering African telecom...
Telecom company Airtel Africa is in talks for a $200 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's arm focused on...
NuRAN aims to diversify its funding sources to strengthen and expand its network in Africa. In February, the company announced negotiations for...
The National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) has approved SpaceX Starlink GH LTD, the local subsidiary of the American company, to provide...
MVola, 1st first FinTech in Madagascar and part of the responsible pan-African AXIAN group, is expanding its accessibility to all Malagasy with the launch...
The call termination rate refers to the amount a telecom operator charges another operator to end a call or SMS on its network. In Ethiopia, it has been...
Mobile financial services have emerged as a vital tool for enhancing financial inclusion in Africa, especially among populations with limited access to...
The adoption of electronic communication services is booming in Africa, driven by high demand and constant shifts in digital service consumption habits...
Morocco had 55.8 million mobile subscribers and 2.8 million fixed-line subscribers by December 2023, official data shows. This base is shared among...
For the first time in Egypt, under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the world’s oldest and most prestigious programming contest...
Côte d'Ivoire has unveiled a plan to develop a certified green agricultural sector. The country partnered with Orange CI, the European Union, and German...
Digital sector stakeholders in Burkina Faso convened to discuss the challenges and opportunities of migrating from IPv4 to IPv6. The forum, organized by...
The Cameroonian government is stepping up its efforts to resolve the security crisis in the North-West, South-West, Far-North, and Adamaoua regions....

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