15 Jun 2012

Friday News Round Up...

Emerging markets are increasingly seen as hubs of innovation and creative start-ups in their own right – not just attractive investment prospects. So in this age of activity, advancement and never ending news, we thought we’d put together a list of some of the Hot stories we come across: this week, a focus on Africa as the Com World Series team is back from West & Central Africa Com in Senegal.

Hot Stories in Emerging Markets

Tim cohen: plenty of fat to cut out of the cellphone business
http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=173842

Access is a fundamental need
http://www.telcoprofessionals.com/ChunlingWoon/blog/928/

Sub-Saharan Africa economic growth remains robust – World Bank http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sub-saharan-africa-economic-growth-remains-robust-world-bank-2012-06-13

Several African countries ahead of Europe in the race to LTE
http://blogs.informatandm.com/5048/press-release-several-african-countries-ahead-of-europe-in-the-race-to-lte/

Price war hurts smaller operators in Tanzania; mergers & acquisitions likely
http://www.developingtelecoms.com/price-war-hurts-smaller-operators-in-tanzania-mergers-a-acquisitions-likely.html

3G licences and more international fibre bandwidth set to boost Gabon’s broadband market in 2012
http://www.developingtelecoms.com/3g-licences-and-more-international-fibre-bandwidth-set-to-boost-gabons-broadband-market-in-2012.html

Picture of the week

Map of tech hubs and incubators in Africa
https://africahubs.crowdmap.com/
 
Video of the week
West & Central Africa Com features in Africa24’s news bulletin – Interviews and feedback on the market on the video link below from 4:30 minutes in
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xriifv_jt-live-13-06-12-edition-du-soir_news

Blog Spot
West & Central Africa Com 2012 - See your next year!
http://www.comworldseries.blogspot.co.uk/

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