Communications Africa weekly digest - 14th - 18th August

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Communications Africa, from 14th - 18th August 2017

Angola-Based internet exchange point now in top three in Africa 

Country emerging as growing tech hub on the continent. Click here to read the full story.  

Blockstream Satellite to broadcast Bitcoin into Africa from space 

Blockstream, the leader in blockchain and financial cryptography, has announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite, a new service that broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from a group of communication satellites in space to almost everyone on the planet. Click here to read the full story.  

One Channel are 'upbeat' about future cloud prospects 

Local cloud specialist One Channel is upbeat about the prospects of cloud computing in Africa, it says cloud platforms are enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally-based integration networks. Click here to read the full story.  

Nigerian Professional Football League launch highest jackpot lottery in Africa 

The lotto, due to be live later this month, has jackpots larger than every lottery in Nigeria combined, and the biggest available anywhere in Africa. Click here to read the full story.   

Helios Towers Tanzania acquires Zantel’s mainland tower portfolio 

Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company, has announced that it has reached an agreement with Zanzibar Telecom PLC for the acquisition of all unique sites of their mainland tower portfolio. Click here to read the full story.  

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