Feature: AI

AI – what’s in it for the continent’s mobile operators?

07 February 2024

AI is taking the world by storm – but what are the implications for Africa’s mobile operators?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, without a doubt, the technology story of the year for 2023 following the historic launch of ChatGPT in November 2022. Across the globe, AI is expected to deliver numerous benefits to mobile network operators (MNOs), addressing challenges and offering new opportunities for enhancing growth and efficiency. While investments to date have been focused on the western world, Africa stands to leapfrog other regions and dive straight into AI/ML for mobile.

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THE LAST WORD

Q&A

22 December 2023

Jerome Perret, CEO, IT-Development

Who was your hero when you were growing up?

Since my childhood, I have been inspired by: Jean-Paul Belmondo, a French actor, famous in the 1970s. His roles evoked in me a unique blend of sportive spirit, sense of humor, and charisma. Jean-Paul Belmondo embodied a spirit of adventure and cheerfulness, qualities that have deeply influenced my journey. These traits have shaped how I approach challenges, seamlessly combining professional seriousness with friendliness. Thus, in leading my team, I strive to embody these values, creating an environment conducive to growth and success.

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mining

Digging toward a smarter future

21 December 2023

Mining – one of the darkest and most dangerous places of employment in the world – is facing a renaissance in connectivity, adopting new technologies to enhance safety and efficiency…

Mining has been a mainstay of Africa’s economy for eons thanks to the continent’s plentiful mineral resources and their significant contribution to exports, revenue, and gross domestic product (GDP). Before the COVID-19 pandemic, minerals and fossil fuels accounted for more than 33% of exports from nearly 66% of African nations.

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IOT

How is IoT driving wireless communications?

29 November 2023

IoT is enabling fantastic new applications that deliver huge benefits to businesses and consumers across the globe. In support of widespread IoT rollout, wireless connectivity coverage is evolving in turn - Amy Saunders asks the experts to elaborate

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the world by storm. According to Statista, industrial IoT (IIoT) revenues in Africa alone are expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 17.5% to US$16.81 billion over 2023-2028. With such hefty revenues being generated, where and how is IoT being utilised across Africa today?

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