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Cameroon Mobile License Renewal

In America, news reports abound regarding the recent FCC auction of AWS spectrum which resulted in over $44B in license fees bid.  Farther afield in Sub-Saharan Africa, similar events are occurring but with much lower visibility.  Recently, MAAS Telecom assisted … Continue reading

Managed Hosting in Africa –

In September I visited Kenya to meet with some local telecom and Internet companies.  One of the firms I met was  Kili is a managed hosting business run by Adam Nelson.  Adam recently relocated from NYC where is was … Continue reading

Capacity Africa 2013

I attend the Capacity Telecom Africa conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania two weeks ago.  It was my third time attending a Capacity Africa conference and like previous ones I found the event informative and interesting.  It continues to be … Continue reading

Appcore Company Profile

I recently joined the board of directors of a company called Appcore (  I was introduced to the company via the investment banker managing the raise of their Series B round.  I was instantly intrigued by their story since the … Continue reading

MAAS Telecom Holds Hosting Network Event During Cloud Expo

On June 12th, MAAS Telecom and several other NYC-based firms in the hosting and cloud infrastructure space sponsored a networking event for the community of hosting providers, cloud service vendors, telecom operators, datacenter managers and investment parties involved in the … Continue reading

Ghana Telecom Scene

I just returned from my first trip to Accra, Ghana where I was able to meet industry officials, several operators and a few broadband/Internet players. Economically, Ghana is booming with 8% growth projected this year. The country is benefiting from … Continue reading

Viettel Group – Wireless Broadband in the Developing world

In my travels around Africa I have come to meet the Viettel Group.  Viettel is the dominant mobile phone company in Vietnam.  Starting in 2004, it has grown to be the largest mobile operator in the country with over 55M … Continue reading

Capacity Telecom Africa Conference

I recently attended the Capacity Africa Telcom Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This was the second time I had gone to the Africa conference, the last one being in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2010. The Africa telecom scene is … Continue reading

WACS Submarine Cable System: Bringing the Internet to Africa

I had the opportunity to visit the West Africa Cable System (WACS) cable landing station in Limbe, Cameroon.  The WACS is a 14,500km submarine fiber cable the stretches from South Africa to Portugal and onto the UK.  The WACS cable … Continue reading