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Issue 3 2017 Édition 3 2017



Africa’s digital revolution Technology drives growth across the continent









Technology The rise of smartphone use

Satellites Connecting people in remote areas

West Africa Com Bringing together technology, media and telecoms markets

Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech talks about how vital technology has become for Africa

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

Main Cover Image: WAYHOME studio /Shutterstock Cover Inset: AppsTech

FEATURES A note from the Editor

West Africa Com


In this edition of Communications Africa,

A preview of the event which will explore how the telco value chain can deliver low cost broadband connectivity and digital services to the consumers and businesses in West Africa.

we look at how technology is driving growth in the continent. We interview AppsTech CEO Rebecca Enonchong who


shares with us her vision to drive


Looking at the adoption of TETRA technology across a range of industries in addition to some of the applications in public safety, transport and utilities of this professional wireless tech.

entrepreneurship in the continent. We also explore the growing need for data storage technology in this issue and the


benefits of this to the African market. On a

Communications Africa speaks to AppsTech CEO Rebecca Ononchong on how crucial technology has become for Africa.

different note, we look at the fight against


mobile fraud in the continent and the steps needed to overcome this challenge.



Identifying and exploring the challenges facing tech security firms in the continent.

Une note du rédacteur Une note de l'éditeur Dans cette édition de Communications Africa, nous examinons comment la technologie stimule la croissance sur le continent. Nous interviewons Rebecca Ononchong, CEO d'AppsTech, qui partage avec nous sa vision de conduire l'esprit d'entreprise sur le continent. Nous explorons également le besoin croissant de technologies de stockage de données sur ce problème et les avantages de cela sur le marché africain. Sur une note différente, nous examinons la lutte contre la fraude mobile sur le continent et les étapes nécessaires pour surmonter ce défi. Espace de rangement.



We take a look at a number of factors which are driving the growth of next generation storage in Africa.

ARTICLES Actualites


Une sélection des dernières nouvelles de certains des principaux acteurs du secteur des communications, y compris Ecobank, LG et Inmarsat



Une reprise des dernières nouvelles pour le secteur des communications à partir de sociétés dont Telecom Nambia et Liquid Telecom.



Pourquoi de plus en plus d'opérateurs mobiles africains cherchent des start-ups

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