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African Market Review 2012

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The official delegate publication for AfricaCom 2012, held in cape Town, South Africa.

Africa Com: Chris Gabriel, CEO, Zain Africa

Chris Gabriel, CEO, Zain Africa

There is still plenty of growth potential in Africa. The rules of the game have changed with a paradigm shift from Customer Numbers to Customer Value (share of wallet)

Zain expands One network; Africa weighs on profits

Zain expands One network into Egypt

Middle East and African operator Zain said Wednesday that it is expanding its pioneering One Network to Egypt via a strategic partnership with Mobinil.

Africa Com Awards 2009

The winners of the Africa Com Awards 2009, Cape Town, South Africa

African development continues apace

African development continues apace

At the start of 2006 it was clear that the African market was making an appearance on the radars of international companies. The following three years have been characterised by increased investment into the African continent, and the telecommunications industry can be seen as the perfect showcase for this activity.

Connecting the next two billion

Connecting the next two billion

Analyst forecasts indicate that around two billion more mobile subscribers will be added to the global market by 2013, with rural customers in emerging markets accounting for a majority of this growth.

Gateway moves in on Kenya

Gateway moves in on Kenya

Pan-African network services firm Gateway Communications has scored three new licenses in Kenya, allowing it to build infrastructure in the country.

Harnessing the power of the sun

Harnessing the power of the sun

As African operators push out into rural areas, solar power is capturing the attention of many of the region’s players.

Delivering data by air and sea

Delivering data by air and sea

During the keynotes and panel sessions on the morning of the first day of the Africa Com event in Cape Town, it became clear that non voice services hold much potential not just as a revenue generator, but also as a customer retention tool in Africa.

Survival of the fittest

African incumbents are under threat

The prospect of consolidation among African and Middle Eastern operators has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009, but the apparent collapse of talks involving Zain Africa as well as those between Bharti and MTN has not diminished the appetite for expansion.

Spirit of innovation driving growth in Africa

Spirit of innovation driving growth in Africa

African telecoms operators have faced several challenges in 2009. The global economic downturn, a fiercely competitive landscape, and pressure to expand networks into rural areas have tested the mettle of the region’s carriers both big and small.

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