Africa

Orange Group ramps up its financial service offering in Africa, with launch of Orange Bank Africa in the Ivory Coast
CommsMEA spoke to Orange Group’s executive VP for MEA Mobile Financial Services, to find out how the launch in the Ivory coast is merely the first step in Orange’s journey to corner the mobile banking market in West Africa
Telma and Ericsson launch Madagascar’s first 5G network
Telma’s 5G network will utilise spectrum in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band
Safaricom and Nokia use GPON to turbocharge connectivity in Kenya
GPON solutions are helping to expand the availability of gigabit capable connectivity in Africa
Continental shift - Cloud banking fast becoming a reality as digital drives Africa’s financial inclusion
Pieter Zylstra and Dr. Emmanuel Doh Tita Sama, Orange Business Services discuss the potential for cloud to change the face of financial services and support sustainable economic development across Africa
Intelsat and Liquid Telecom extend partnership to deliver reliable connectivity across Africa
The extension will bring broadband and other critical communications services to more people throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Ericsson: Mobile money to be a key enabler of financial inclusion and development in Africa
Hossam Kandeel, country manager of Ericsson Angola, looks at how mobile money will fast track inclusion for consumers and enterprises across Africa
African Telecommunications Union and Ericsson sign MoU to accelerate digitalisation in Africa
The partnership aims to promote global and regional coordination and harmonisation of spectrum usage to decrease cost of technology by increasing economies of scale and maximising the affordability for all users in Africa
MTN Group pays $100m to secure its long term future in Uganda
The company has signed an agreement for a 12 year licence to operate in the country
Orange launches €500,000 Seed Challenge for MEA startups
The initiative will offer tech startups in the Middle East and Africa region the opportunity to access funding