BRCK and Clear Blue to serve next billion

27 March 2019

Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid technology will be used to power thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots across Africa.

Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid technology will be used to power thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots across Africa.

Clear Blue Technologies International has been selected as the power service provider for BRCK, a hardware and services tech specialist based in Nairobi.

BRCK says that because connectivity is too expensive for the average African to afford, the majority of citizens in developing markets rely heavily on Wi-Fi. The company has developed its free to consumer Moja platform of Wi-Fi hotspots but says powering them is crucial for success.

 

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African operators facing a constant ‘countdown to no’

06 March 2019

Prepaid churn in South Africa is so astronomical that operators must replace their entire prepaid subscriber base every 18 months on average, according to new research from Strategy Analytics and Juvo.

The report, called Death by a thousand nos, highlighted the methods to encourage sustainable loyalty amongst prepaid customers and calculated the reduced churn and increased revenues that are possible for developing market operators. 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

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Angola Cables and Broadband Infraco look to boost internet connection in southern Africa

06 March 2019

Angola Cables has signed a “memorandum of understanding” with Broadband Infraco to extend internet connectivity within southern Africa. 

The deal is for the interconnection of over 14,960 km long South African terrestrial network of optical fiber to Angolan international submarine cables.

The additional data capacities provided, courtesy of the agreement, will help the South African firm deliver its promise to provide high-quality internet to the “Square Kilometre Array” (SKA)’s project antenna in South Africa.

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Konnect Africa launches internet offers in DRC

08 February 2019

Konnect Africa, Eutelsat’s pan-continental broadband initiative, has launched its first internet access offers throughout the DRC.

At the end of last November, it said internet access solutions for both households and SMEs were now available from a large network of local resellers across the country.

Konnect Africa unveiled a range of eight pre-paid offers for individuals and businesses.

It described the packages as “suitable for all consumer profiles”, with data usage deals ranging from 5GB to unlimited for professional users.

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