Communications Africa weekly digest - 7th - 11th 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 7th - 11th August 2017

IPO set for 15 August 2017, for Vodacom Tanzania 

Vodacom Tanzania has completed significant milestones by selling around 560mn shares ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange which is expected to take place 15 August 2017. Click here to read the full story

Somalian President Farmaajo applauds Parliament for approving crucial telecommunications bill 

This bill clears the way for the creation of a telecommunications authority, which would regulate the sector and provide protection of corporate and consumer rights. Click here to read the full story.  

Djibouti Telecom peers at France-IX Paris and Marseille Internet Exchange 

Boosts capacity and IP network performance at Djibouti Telecom, improving overall customer experience and continuing digital transformation in Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Silvertree Internet Holdings invests over US$15mn into Africa consumer-focused technology 

Silvertree Internet Holdings have appointed ex-Reckitt emerging markets CEO Freddy Caspers as Chairman as it invests over US$15mn into Africa. Click here to read the full story

Earthport to partner Access Bank to expand into Nigeria, enabling inbound payments 

Earthport, the leading payment network for cross-border transactions, has announced that it has partnered with Access Bank Plc, one of Africa's foremost financial institutions, to provide delivery of cross-border payment services into Nigeria. Click here to read the full story

The aftermath of the fiber-cut and internet outage in Somalia 

The Minister of Post, Telecommunication and Technology (MPTT) hosted a consultation meeting in Mogadishu to discuss the impact of the recent fiber-cut that cut off Internet access to South and Central Somalia. Click here to read the full story

 

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