Mobile data will be the main driver of growth in the African telecoms market, with the number of mobile broadband connections on the continent set to more than double over the coming five years, and rise from 419 million at the end of 2017, to 1.07 billion at the end of 2022, according to analysis and consultancy firm Ovum.

Read more: Africa will have over 1 billion broadband connections by 2022

Telecom Review is a trusted global media brand in the telecommunications industry. As the brand has expanded across regions and into new mediums (Telecom Review Summit), Telecom Review now has its own video media platform: Telecom Review TV www.telecomreview.tv The platform was launched by Telecom Review founder and CEO of Trace Media International, Toni Eid, at the 9th edition of the Telecom Review Summit from 6-7 December.

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South African wireless solutions provider Comsol has caught many off guard within the telecommunications sector in the country by formally announcing plans to deploy South Africa's first 5G wireless network using bandwidth it has access to in high-frequency spectrum.

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Africa is expected to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world by 2020, and many political leaders within the region believe the best way to be able to cope with booming urban populations is the development of newly developed ‘smart cities’.

Read more: Africa to combat urbanization by accelerating development of ‘smart cities’

Following eight years of continuous success and focus on the African telecoms and ICT sector, especially in the French speaking countries of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and in other non-French speaking African nations such as South Africa, We’re very happy to announce with our French edition, as of January, the launch of Telecom Review Africa which will cover the whole continent with bilingual content in French and English.

Read more: Telecom Review extends its coverage in the African continent

Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.

Read more: Yahoo says up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013