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Study: Youth population to drive online use in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, a new GSMA study has said.

The study reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025, bringing t… read more

  • Travel-tech

Travelport launches free COVID-19 smartpoint plugin

Travelport launched the Travelport COVID-19 Smartpoint Plugin. The plugin provides travel agencies with the latest information on government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures across the globe – all within the agent workflow. It is available free-of-charge to all Travelport customers globally, using Travelport Smartpoint 8.2 or a… read more

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  • Miscellaneous

Uganda: Airtel's role in sector transformation from telecom to digital

The telecommunication industry in Uganda has registered tremendous growth over the past decade both in terms of increasing teledensity and expanding networks countrywide.

This is due to good stewardship by the regulatory authorities and a conducive environment by Government of Uganda which has liberalized and promoted competition while att… read more

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Sabre announces leadership staff changes

Sabre Corporation announced important updates to its executive leadership, taking the next critical step toward completing the company’s transformation. These leadership appointments are part of the company’s previously announced strategic realignment of its Travel Solutions business to fully combine Sabre’s airline and agency-focused bus… read more

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  • Miscellaneous

French telecom giant Orange considers foray into Nigeria and South Africa

The largest telecom operator in France, Orange is considering a move into new markets in Africa, as it targets Nigeria and South Africa. Orange’s present portfolio in the Middle East and Africa, a total of 18 countries, is the company’s fastest-growing market.

According to reports, Orange believes it would benefit from… read more

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  • Opinion

Sabre Taxiing For Another Run At Airline Booking Biz?

Sabre is waging what at first blush appear to be pointless legal fights on both sides of the Atlantic over a merger it dropped last month, but the wrangling suggests the airline booking giant may pursue another shot at acquiring Farelogix, an innovative provider of similar services.

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Internet cost in Africa far too high

The average cost of 1GB of data on the continent is 7.12 percent of average income, with some countries having rates as high as 20 percent

Taxing internet access / restricting social media access seen as counterproductive and repressiveAfrica’s internet duopolists MTN and Airtel challenged to improve reliability, speed and to substant… read more

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Zoom could be the future for travel agencies

Did you buy Zoom shares at the start of the Coronavirus crisis? I didn’t, unfortunately. They were hovering around $70 until the end of January then started a steady rise hitting a peak of about $174 on 14 May. I mention this as it is an indicator of how our lives have changed. I don’t think this is a short-term change but will have long-… read more

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