Communication Africa weekly digest - 19th - 23rd June

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Communication Africa, from 19th - 23rd June 2017

Africa’s smartphone market poised for growth 

The recent reports have demonstrated that mobile markets in the African region has been showing a steady increase for last few years, with Africa’s smartphone market being aggregated to a total 95.37mn unit in 2016. Click here to read the full story

Facebook announces winners for the Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook has announced winners for its ‘Bots for Messenger Challenge’ launched in February 2017, for the Middle East and African countries, with an aim to recognise and reward start-ups who were able to develop innovative new bots on Messenger. Click here to read the full story.

AIF announces the top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa last week, to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Click here to read the full story

IDC: Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things forecast to reach nearly US$1.4 trillion in 2021 

A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow 16.7 per cent year over year in 2017, reaching just over US$800bn. Click here to read the full story

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