Telecoms: Making way for Data, the future king

Photos© Michael Zumstein/Agence VuData consumption is rising rapidly in Africa, and companies are now focusing on a new generation of telecoms networks to increase speed and capacity. While voice is not dead, analysts predict slower growth in the years ahead

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The market for apps in DRC can only get bigger

Carlo Lekea Founder of the tech firm Idea IT & Conception©Martine Van Der Belen/IdeaCarlo Lekea is the developer of the first Congolese phone app, and he plans to launch many more despite the practical and obstructionist hurdles.

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Africa: iPads versus locally made tablets

Mankou's tech company, VMK, designed the sleek smartphone and tablet, which was originally conceived in 2006 as an affordable computer to give Africans access to Internet. Photo©Vincent FournierApple's iPads lead the way in the tablet market in North America and Europe, but not in Africa.

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Telecoms: African demand for smartphones has tripled in a year - Ferreira

George Ferreira Vice-president and chief operating officer, Samsung Electronics AfricaSamsung Electronics is preparing to beat its $10bn target for revenue from Africa in 2015. And according to George Ferreira - Vice-president and chief operating officer of Samsung Africa - the company is also looking at the possibility of setting up more assembly plants to avoid tariff barriers.

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VMK, smartphones and tablets for Africa

VMK smartphone/Photo©VMKExcitement greeted news that Vérone Mankou, the 26-year old entrepreneur from the Republic of Congo, has designed Africa's first smartphone and a tablet, the hand-held computer that comes with a touch screen.

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Samsung Galaxy S IV arriving in Ghana soon

Samsung Galaxy S IV, the fourth generation Galaxy S range is expected to soon arrive in Ghana, Samsung Electronics West Africa announced Tuesday.

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Nokia: Not so smartphone

Nokia’s decision to go with Windows 7 rather than Android could spell the end of its massive market share in Africa      

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Can I share your Smartphone?

altNew communication models could see consumers inserting their SIM cards into wireless payphones or renting handsets to use with their personal telephone numbers.         

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