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Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market
July 6, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market

Cameroon lags behind other African nations in terms of broadband affordability. A recent Research ICT Africa policy brief addresses what is causing the high cost – and what can potentially be done to remedy the situation.

Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows
June 16, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows

Most internet traffic in Zimbabwe is not local to local (67% goes undersea to London). Local content is needed (networks providers and content providers can partner), along with network peering and IXPs. But, data centres require power and connectivity.

Volo to provide ISPs with a significantly less expensive way to deliver high-speed broadband Internet access
June 5, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Volo to provide ISPs with a significantly less expensive way to deliver high-speed broadband Internet access

Volo offers a cloud-based automation platform for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to deploy fixed wireless broadband services using radically low-cost last-mile Wi-Fi networking technologies.

North African broadband markets, visualized
May 1, 2014 ♦ No Comment
North African broadband markets, visualized

A World Bank report on the state of the Middle East and North Africa’s broadband landscape examines how to develop each market through a combination of policy, infrastructure, and competition.

Quick African trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q4 2013′ Report
April 23, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Quick African trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q4 2013′ Report

A summary of broadband data from the Third Quarter, 2013 ‘Akamai State of the Internet’ report as it relates to Africa.

Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.