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January – February 2019

News review

  • Mara’s “made-in-Africa” smartphone
  • African firms constantly facing ‘countdown to no’
  • ‘Mowali’ to help scale up mobile financial services
  • AIMS welcomes applications for AMMI
  • Hellas Sat 4 to cover southern Africa
  • Vodacom and Facebook form new partnership
  • ‘Smeature’ phones to address affordability issues
  • Angola Cables and Broadband Infraco team up

Wireless users

  • A network originally introduced for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is now saving lives and detecting criminals.

Wireless business

  • African telecoms giants choose Hughes JUPITER service.

Wireless solutions

  • Siklu promises longest reach and highest gain with new point-to-point radio.


  • SIMs – What does the future hold for the SIM card? RAHIEL NASIR asked the experts.
  • Industry view – Virtualisation will help drive Africa’s journey towards the 5G era, as LUX MAHARAJ explains.

World news

  • Helios Towers infrastructure upgrade
  • LTE ESN to be launched in phases
  • Telecom Egypt doubles backbone network capacity
  • Mobile money worth trillions in Kenya
  • Bharti Airtel and Telekom Kenya join forces

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