Issue no 636 18th December 2012

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Balancing Act’s News Update: Seasons Greetings to our Readers, Clients and Advertisers

Dear Readers, Clients and Advertisers2012 has been the year that online content and services really arrived in Africa. The combination of fast-growing social media (from the well-known international names plus the less well-known like 2Go, biNu and Eskimi) and film and music sites (most notably iROKO Partners, Buni TV and Afrinolly) have created the excitement of a different market. Voice revenues remain central to mobile operators but the current financial challenges in competitive markets and the coming challenges of data are robbing operators of past certainties.The launch of the France Telecom-driven ACE international cable system this week will close the…