Communications Africa weekly digest - 4th - 9th September

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 4th - 9th September 2017

First CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT 

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have successfully completed a lab trial for a Cat-M1 solution with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s Internet of Things ambitions. Click here to read the full story

Facebook Live and Colourful Radio to broadcast 2017 BT BUFF Awards 

Anyone can watch or listen to the ceremony on Facebook, on colourfulradio.com, DAB digital radio, the Colourful app, the Tunein app or via the BUFF website. Click here to read the full story

Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education joins forces with SAP and Noko Mashaba to promote Africa Code Week and empower pupils 

To celebrate the launch of the Ministry of Basic Education, SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) returned to Gaborone’s Bontleng Primary School this weekend with more fun-filled afternoons of coding training provided to 80 local teachers and 100 pupils in preparation for Africa Code Week 2017 (18-25 October 2017). Click here to read the full story

Cajutel to provide solar powered high-speed internet for West Africa 

Blockchain-friendly startup Cajutel is on the path to becoming one of the main providers of solar powered high-speed internet in West Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Bluechain to present multiple sessions at Seamless East Africa 2017 

Yoku Korsah to moderate keynote panel on the ‘Role of National Payment Switches’ and deliver session on ‘Low Cost Merchant Acquisition Strategies’. Click here to read the full story

Tola Mobile helps merchants reconcile transactions in Africa 

International mobile payment service provider, Tola Mobile, has announced advances in its Tola.wallet product technology which can provide business continuity and operating resilience to its merchants in the rapidly growing African marketplace. Click here to read the full story.

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