TELECOMS

Orange sees relationship with start-ups as part of Africa’s broader digital transformation

21 April 2017

Orange is one of a handful of mobile operators on the continent that has taken its relationship with Africa’s emerging start-up ecosystem seriously. It has launched its own incubators, supported pitch competitions and begun to open up its APIs. It sees these relationships as part of a broader digital transformation of Africa.

Sylvain Béletre talked to Roger-Edgar KRA, in charge of Business Development API (Innovation Tech Hub, Open Web Services, Middle East and Africa, Innovation Marketing Technology) in the MEA zone at Orange's Technocentre.

BROADCAST

Togo’s Yobo Studios pioneers short-format series content for broadcast and online

21 April 2017

If you’re a regular visitor to Discop Africa, you may have noticed her. Or maybe you know 'Zem', her mini-TV series that was a hit in Africa and with the african diaspora. Half Togolese on her father’s side and half from Guadeloupe on her mother’s side, Angela Aquereburu Rabatel founded the company YoBo Studios with her partner Jean-Luc Rabatel in 2009. She explains her career and describes her productions to Sylvain Béletre. Based in Lomé, Togo, YoBo Studios is an audiovisual production company...

REPORTS

4G/LTE network projects and launches in Africa (2017)

There are very few reports that review 4G deployment by country across Africa in detail. This report offers invaluably detailed and updated information on the state of play and trends with 4G-LTE launches and projects across the continent. The April 2017 update will provide you with: Description: Using a range of information, this piece of research compiled into an excel spreadsheet looks at several areas:  1) the list of 4G/LTE services launches, pilot tests and upcoming projects by country;  2) the list of operators launching 4G/LTE services; 3) 4G LTE launch dates 4) the approximate number of 4G subscribers (estimates) and…