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Who is leading Africa’s digital infrastructure investment to enable the technology of the future?

Leaders from MTN, C-Squared, Seacom and Convergence Partners discuss the critical issues ahead of their speaking roles at TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019

Digital and broadband infrastructure investment is clearly one of the top priorities for Africa’s key telecom operators and investment firms in 2019. In this article, leaders from MTN, C-Squared, Seacom and Convergence Partners discuss the critical issues ahead of their speaking roles at TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2019…

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Africa TMT investment increases as Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

Ethio Telecom, which has around 66 million customers, took a major step forward in its much-anticipated privatisation last month by pre-selecting six consultancies in partnership with the World Bank

Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is predicted to reach a record high for 2019 as a number of significant deals including the opening up of Ethiopia’s telecom sector are scheduled, reports specialist news provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Pan-African telecom operators MTN, Orange and Vodacom are…

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Over $10 billon of Africa telecom, media and technology (TMT) infrastructure initial public offering (IPO) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals predicted in 2019 as investor appetite and valuations grow

TMT Finance exclusively reported last week on the US$1bn sale of South African datacentre firm Teraco Data Environments to US private equity firm Berkshire Partners

TMT (telecom, media and technology) infrastructure mergers, acquisitions and fundraising in Africa is predicted to continue growing in 2019, as investment news provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com) predicts that transactions for the year will exceed $10 billion, due to increasing dealflow across the region and appetite from global industry and investors. TMT…

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Capital floods in for flourishing African fintech and payments sector

Financial transactions made via the internet or a mobile phone are expected to grow from US$200m at the moment to an eyewatering US$3bn by 2020

Close to US$100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of capital still to be deployed this year, and prospects for the sector looking bullish, according to telecom, media and tech news and events company, TMT Finance…

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Liquid Telecom, Dark Fibre Africa, IFC, SEACOM and Wananchi Group to discuss broadband leadership and investment strategies at London summit

TMT Finance Africa 2018 will return to London on September 19 in London, and will feature a dedicated panel on Broadband Leadership, which will discuss strategies for regional growth

The transition from voice-centric to data-centric business models for African telecommunications and broadband companies is driving change in the industry and is helping to evolve investing strategies, according to global news and leadership events provider TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor at TMT Finance, said: “The increasing demand for…

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Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018

Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many…

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Smart City and tech hub investment to leverage growth across Emerging World, say Government advisers

Over 150 international speakers and 4,000 delegates, representing leading technology investors, Founders and CEOs, as well as Government representatives, Smart City leaders and Industry Heads will feature at the two-day Summit

Investing in technology innovation hubs as part of a Smart City investment strategy is critical to leveraging economic growth and bridging the development gap across Emerging Markets, especially the Middle East and Africa, say Government investment advisers taking part in the Smart Cities Global Summit 2018 (www.SmartCityAlgiers.com) in Algiers from…

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA - how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region”

Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and North Africa region can unlock huge potential for the service economy to drive growth and job creation across the region, according to the World Bank. “The service industry including through digital transformation, constitutes a new source of…

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Smart Cities Global Summit to take place in Africa gathering International Government and Industry leaders to assess regional Smart City technology and investment strategies

Government’s role in stimulating new technology and Smart cities investment will be a key focus of the event agenda, with eight key Smart City investment themes featured over 50 sessions

Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018 (www.SmartCityAlgiers.com) has been announced to take place in Algiers, Algeria, on June 27-28, gathering international Government and Industry leaders to assess global and regional Smart City growth strategies with a special focus on Africa and Emerging Markets. The prestigious international event, which…

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African broadband operators increase investment to meet soaring data demand

An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of deal activity across the continent, says TMT Finance

An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, investment and financing activity, as the region’s key players jostle for position to meet the soaring demand for data across the continent, says global news provider, TMT Finance…