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ShowMax is stepping up its pan-African battle with Netflix by putting servers in Kenya

In the battle to become the preferred video content streaming service by a majority of Africans, content servers are the weapon of choice.

African internet capacity growth continues to lead world

Fact of the Day: Africa's internet capacity growth was the fastest in the world over the past five years (Infographics)

Worldwide international Internet capacity growth continues to slow, falling from 41 percent in 2011 to 31 percent in 2015.

Convergence Partners invests $20M in Nigerian fintech firm Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Convergence Partners invests $20M in Nigerian fintech firm Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Convergence Partners today announced an investment of $20m by the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF) for a strategic, minority stake in Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN), a diversified fintech company with significant operations in Nigeria.

Digging deep (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

In just 5 years, submarine cables have brought a 20-fold increase in bandwidth in Africa (Infographic)

Six years ago, the Sea Cable System (Seacom), the first undersea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern and Southern coastlines, was launched.

Willem Marais, CEO, Liquid Telecom South Africa

SEACOM's former Chief Commercial Officer Willem Marais appointed CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa

Former Seacom chief commercial officer Willem Marais has joined fast-growing pan-Africa telecommunications company Liquid Telecom as group managing executive and CEO of its South African operation.

Byron Clatterbuck, CEO, SEACOM

SEACOM appoints Byron Clatterbuck as new CEO

Pan-African service provider SEACOM has appointed Byron Clatterbuck as its CEO.

US-Africa Business Forum - An interview with Aliko Dangote, CEO of Dangote Industries, and Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone

US-Africa Business Forum: An interview with Aliko Dangote, CEO of Dangote Industries, and Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone (Video)

Dangote Group President and CEO Aliko Dangote, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and Brian Herlihy of Black Rhino announce and discuss new deal at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.

Gilat Satcom

Israeli company Gilat Satcom expands its fiber network into and within Nigeria to meet growing demand from businesses of all sizes

Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced new fiber routes within and beyond Nigeria.