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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…

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Innovation and consolidation to drive African telecom, media and tech deals, says Standard Bank

Improving economic growth and investment in technology and broadband to fuel growth in Africa’s telecom media and tech sector

The global head of TMT (www.TMTfinance.com/capetown) for Africa’s largest bank, Standard Bank (www.StandardBank.com), is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly stable currency outlook across key markets such as Nigeria.  …

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Africa: Telecom, Media and Tech leaders meet in Cape Town for regional investment event

Cape Town, South Africa will play host to the TMT Finance Africa event for the first time

Key decision makers from MTN, Vodacom, Econet Wireless, Safaricom, Millicom, Convergence Partners, Standard Bank, MainOne and Rand Merchant Bank are among the first key speakers announced for TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018, which is taking place on March 15. The event gathers Africa’s top telecom, media and technology…

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TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town event announced for March 2018

The now well-established TMT Finance Africa franchise has previously been held in Nairobi, Lagos and London annually since 2009

TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com), the global telecom, media and tech investment news and events provider, has announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town (www.TMTfinance.com/capetown), South Africa conference on March 15, 2018. The senior executive only conference, supported by Standard Bank and IFC (World Bank Group), will…

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Surge in M&A and investment predicted in African mobile and broadband as telcos seek scale

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region to meet the surge in demand for connectivity, a leading telecom transaction adviser said. “The African TMT vista remains extraordinarily vibrant. Fundamental demand is not in doubt, and neither is exponential growth…

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Datacentre investment leaders highlight Africa investment opportunity

Michael Tobin OBE, former chief executive of data center operator Telecity, who is a key speaker at the upcoming TMT Finance Africa 2017 event in London, said there is massive potential for datacentre investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Large scale datacentre investment opportunities are increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa as key commercial hubs benefit from the critical combination of high quality international backbone infrastructure (subsea cable) connectivity and mushrooming local demand for data, say investment leaders. Michael Tobin OBE, former chief executive of data center operator Telecity, who is…