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Issue 2 2017 Édition 2 2017



New satellites Extending access across the continent

Satellites Improving mobile and Internet accessibility

East AfricaCom Creating East Africa’s connected society







Software The heavy costs and risks associated with pirated software

Gazprom Space Systems at Cabsat 2017

features: ● Communications ● Satellites ● Broadcast regular reports: ● Agenda ● Solutions

Main Cover Image: Intelsat Cover Inset: Gazprom



A note from the Editor


THIS ISSUE OF Communications Africa delves into how satellite connections are reaching more people in the continent than ever before, looking at major players in the market. A preview of East AfricaCom highlights companies at the show and themes to be explored. This edition also features a post-show report of Mobile World Congress and explores telecommunications fraud and the benefits of mobile applications.

East AfricaCom


A look at the companies exhibiting at the premier event for telecoms, media, broadcasting and technology.



How new satellite technologies from Intelsat are set to improve mobile and Internet access in Africa.



Combating telecommunications fraud as new revenue opportunities grow for mobile operators.

Mobile applications


Exploring the benefits of using mobile apps for a number of sectors in Africa including agriculture and healthcare.

Mobile World Congress

Une note du rédacteur


A round-up of exhibitors and companies at the show, highlighting the main themes surrounding the future of mobile

CE NUMÉRO DE Communications Africa se penche sur la façon dont les connexions par satellite atteignent plus de personnes sur le continent que jamais, en regardant les acteurs clés du marché. Un aperçu d'East AfricaCom, met en évidence les entreprises à l'émission et les thèmes à explorer. Cette édition comprend également un rapport post-spectacle du Mobile World Congress et explore la fraude en matière de télécommunications et les avantages des applications mobiles.


ARTICLES Actualités


Une sélection de nouveautés des entreprises du secteur des communications, y compris Maroc Telecom et Orange Egypt.



Un certain nombre d’entreprises y compris les détails de leurs nouveaux produits et services pour le marché africain part Avanti et Orange.



Comment la réglementation doit changer pour arriver au futur numérique de l'Afrique.

Editor: Hiriyti Bairu - Audit Bureau of Circulations Business Magazines

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Subscriptions: Chairman: Derek Fordham Printed by: Buxton Press Printed in: February 2017 Communications Africa/Afrique is a bi-monthly magazine ISSN: 0962 3841

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