Africa Tech Festival: Big business for connectivity buoys continent’s tech sector
20 November 2023 | 3:11 am
The tech sector in Africa is expected to have another year of growth in 2023, despite a turndown in venture capital investment worldwide. There are big opportunities in connectivity – mobile internet, fibre, satellite, subsea cables – thanks in part to Africa’s growing population.
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