Welcome to today’s Big 5 Daily edition.
GSMA has released its Mobile Economy Report for 2020. There will be 610 million global new subscribers by 2025, and nearly two-thirds will be from the Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Airbus plans to build the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. It has unveiled three designs for the hydrogen-powered and zero-emission passenger planes.
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Also, on the Big 5, Telkom has succeeded Cell C as the third-largest mobile operator in South Africa. Telkom became the fastest-growing mobile business mainly due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Its mobile data subscription services contributed 70% to this sudden growth.
Just two months ago, Mono launched in Nigeria. The fintech startup has now raised a $500k pre-seed round. Its co-founders said they plan to build the “Plaid for Africa” and become the go-to financial data infrastructure API platform.
Finally, in Zambia, Paratus has deployed a 100gig high-capacity metro fibre ring to increase bandwidth over an existing fibre network. This will aid businesses to transmit data at speeds of up to 1100Gbps.
There you go again. See you tomorrow.
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