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African telcos insist LTE is vital to the region

Panellists at AfricaCom discussed LTE prospects in Africa

Day two of AfricaCom 2014 saw a group of the continent’s most influential telecoms companies engaged in a panel discussion around the importance of LTE to Africa’s digital economy. With fixed broadband infrastructure still relatively thin on the ground, mobile broadband represents the only opportunity many Africans have to get online. While 3G may be the entry point for this, LTE offers many advantages, including simplicity, speed and data-optimization.

Telcos, OTTs declare peace at AfricaCom

Telcos and OTTs connecting at AfricaCom

Peace broke out between telcos and OTT players on the opening day of AfricaCom 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The headline discussion panel attempted to tackle the longstanding issue of cooperation between mobile operators, which invest in the infrastructure to provide mobile broadband, and over-the-top (OTT) service providers, which rely on that infrastructure to serve their customers.

CSG International: Waking the sleeping lion

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George Fraser, VP – EMEA, at BSS provider CSG International, talks to Telecoms.com about the huge pressures of cost management in terms of service deployment.

Econet Solar: Harnessing the power of the sun

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Luc Tanoh, Chief Executive Officer, Econet Solar, talks to Telecoms.com about a business model operators can adopt, which uses solar energy to charge mobile devices to keep users connected and also improve their quality of life.

Mahindra Comviva: Local content key to regional growth

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Atul Madan, Senior Vice President & Head MLS & PACS, Mahindra Comviva, talks to Telecoms.com about rising content consumption in Africa.

Intersec: Getting to know your customers

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Yann Chevalier, Chief Executive Officer of leading software editor Intersec, talks to Telecoms.com about deriving value from Big Data to improve Customer Knowledge.

HAUD Systems: Reclaiming revenue from grey routes

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Claire Cassar, Chief Executive Officer, HAUD Systems, talks to Telecoms.com about revenue leakage and the use of profiling techniques as a means to recover significant losses.

O3b Networks: Fibre in the sky

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Omar Trujillo, VP – Africa & Latin America, at satellite operator O3b Networks, talks to Telecoms.com about the importance of low latency satellite connections to deliver a ‘fibre in the sky’ experience.

African MVNOs should target premium customers, says Cell C

AfricaCom is happening this week in Cape Town, South Africa

MVNOs in Africa should focus on the premium end of the market rather than offer low-cost ‘no frills’ services, according to Bjorn Florman, chief executive, wholesale business at Cell C. The South African mobile operator is one of the relatively small number of networks in the region that has wholeheartedly opened its network to MVNOs.

AfricaCom 2012 Day Two

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AfricaCom 2012 Day Two

AfricaCom Daily 2012 Day One

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AfricaCom Daily 2012 Day One

Global express connectivity

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Alastair Bovim, managing director, and Rash Jhanjee, director of enterprise, Global Xpress Program, for Inmarsat Solutions, talk to telecoms.com at AfricaCom 2012 in Cape Town.

AfricaCom Show Daily News 2011 – Day One

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The Official Show Daily Publication for AfricaCom 2011 including news, announcements and activity from the leading annual telecoms event for the African community.

South Africa tops Informa’s Africa Mobile Government Readiness Index

Airtel plans to expand in Africa

Informa Telecoms & Media’s “Mobilizing public services in Africa” White Paper, which is available at the AfricaCom event in Cape Town, ranks South Africa just ahead of Kenya and Egypt as the African country most ready to embrace mobile government services.

African Market Review 2011

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The official delegate publication for AfricaCom 2011, held in cape Town, South Africa.

AfricaCom 2010 Show Daily News – Day One

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The Official Show Daily Publication for AfricaCom 2010.

AfricaCom 2010 Show Daily News – Day Two

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The official show daily newspaper for AfricaCom 2010.

AfricaCom Show Daily 2009 Day Two

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AfricaCom Show Daily 2009 Day One

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Angela Gahagan, Managing Executive, MTN Business

Angela Gahagan, Managing Executive, MTN Business talks at AfricaCom 2009 telecoms conference and exhibition. Find out more about MTN and their plans for the future along with her synopsis of AfricaCom.

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