(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

3 days ago

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Rwanda aims to become Africa's first truly digital economy

Ericsson and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for Rwanda have signed a breakthrough agreement for the launch of a national interoperability switch based on the Ericsson M-Commerce Interconnect solution.

3 days ago

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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas. The scheme has already helped slash infant and maternal mortality rates.

24 May 2016

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Growth in mobile money transfers

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly via mobile money transfer systems.

24 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

23 May 2016