News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1088 on 11 November 2022

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Africa Tech Festival/AfricaCom 2022 - Those not busy being reborn are busy dying

11 November 2022

Understandably this year’s Africa Tech Festival/AfricaCom 2022 was smaller than the last time it happened. But there was a visible sense of relief at being able to meet face-to-face again which bodes well for next time. Russell Southwood looks at how the industry is seeking to reinvent itself. Africa Tech Festival/AfricaCom 2022 was a consolidated version of itself. The main hall was full of the same mixture of things. There were big companies houses in ‘showboating’ mini villas with upstairs rooms, the big vendors with special rooms or areas (Huawei, Nokia and Ericsson) and the usual fringe of Chinese and…