It’s a day to 2020 guys!
Enjoy reading today’s edition of the Big5 Daily, even as we venture into a new year.
The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics NBS Q3 report shows that MTN is still the leading mobile operator in the country. It had 65.38 million subscribers, followed by Globacom with 49.2 million, Airtel with 48.9 million and 9mobile at 15.3 million.
Next on the Big5 Daily, the Chinese government handed over 800 digital television sets to Kenya. This is part of is Digital Television Project that seeks to digitize 1000 villages across Africa.
Huawei awarded several ICT students and tutors of the Huawei ICT Academy and Seeds for the Future 2019 program. The Chinese tech company has sent more than 55 students selected to study in China since the initiative was launched in 2008.
The government of Egypt has finally approved Uber’s acquisition of Careem. However, it has set some conditions to be met to keep the local market competition. One of which is that raising the passenger prices has to comply with the cap imposed by the Egypt Communications Authority.
Finally, the partnership between SAP and GIZ have successfully trained 25 digital professionals. The graduates will join SAP partners to practice what has been learnt and also contribute to Ethiopia’s vision of becoming a major African tech hub.
2019 has been eventful for the African tech community. Filled with acquisitions, IPOs, expansions and fundraising. Before you go, read up our articles to attest to this development on the blog.
Thank you for sticking with us this year. Have a greater 2020, guys!
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