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Infrastructure investment platform Africa50 has completed an equity investment in Poa, a Kenyan ISP primarily serving lower-income urban communities. The investment is part of a USD28 million financing round led by Africa50, which will be used to support Poa’s future growth plans across Kenya, as well as launch the business into further African markets. Also participating in...

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With 2021 behind us, we look at the storage market to see an exciting 2022 ahead of us. Cyber resilience, AI, supercharged application and workload performance and availability, and reduction of OPEX and CAPEX in today’s world of hybrid cloud and containers – all of these come together to frame up the next 12 months....

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CVTelecom (Cabo Verde Telecom) and Angola Cables have signed a joint cooperation agreement to identify synergies to expand connectivity and network capabilities. According to a statement released by the companies, the strategic partnership will also streamline closer commercial cooperation in the development of customised networking products and solutions that can be brought to market in...

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MTN Group has appointed Hermann Tischendorf as the company’s Chief Technology & Information Officer for Digital and Fintech, effective on 1 December 2021. “We are delighted to have a seasoned executive of Hermann’s calibre joining our growing DigiFin team,” says MTN Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer Serigne Dioum. “He brings the skills and experience...

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Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (Paris:ETL) and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite under its own brand, building out its...

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Telecoms leaders argue poverty alleviation and increasing rural connection should not be undermined by a focus on profits alone. It is time to rethink how one assesses business success when connecting rural or marginalised communities to an increasingly digital economy. This was one of the discussion points raised at the South African Telecommunications and Applications...