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JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs
July 21, 2014 ♦ One Comment
JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs

JumpStart Africa is the first crowdfunding platform to revolutionize the way the world supports Africa by backing innovative projects developed by African entrepreneurs. Simply put, JumpStart Africa is Africa’s Kickstarter.

Three-quarters of African markets have telecoms competition – even then the playing field is not always level
June 8, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Three-quarters of African markets have telecoms competition – even then the playing field is not always level

Most African markets have a regulatory body and 75% have mobile competition. However, half still don’t have a fully privatized incumbent operator and 25% lack a competitive international gateway.

Snapshot of mobile operations in 8 Sub-Saharan African markets
May 20, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments

Market research report summaries give a snapshot of current mobile access and provide a near-term telecoms outlook for Sub-Saharan African markets.

Learning from Swaziland’s tumultuous Internet past (timeline + stats)
May 15, 2014 ♦ No Comment

A recent presentation by the managing director of Real Image, one of Swaziland’s leading Internet Service Providers, sheds light on Swaziland’s internet history.

High ‘e-friction’ levels in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa
April 30, 2014 ♦ No Comment
High ‘e-friction’ levels in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa

Even if places like Kenya or South Africa lead Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of internet readiness, these nations have a ways to go if they are to compete on a global level.

Zimbabwe is positioned to take advantage of ICT opportunities for economic growth
April 29, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Zimbabwe is positioned to take advantage of ICT opportunities for economic growth

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Bruce Wharton at the ZITF Business Conference in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on April 23, 2014 highlight how Zimbabwe is positioned to take advantage of opportunities for economic growth in the field of ICT.