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The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)
March 16, 2014 ♦ No Comment
The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)

Deloitte recently completed an in-depth analysis of the African mobile telecommunications market that aptly covers all aspects of the current mobile telecoms business in Africa, from recent trends to operational strategies to new opportunities.

South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power
March 10, 2014 ♦ No Comment
South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power

Capsule Technologies (Pty) Ltd based in Cape Town, South Africa is working on designing a new Android desktop computer that uses no more than 20 watts of power. This computer should answer the specific needs of Africa, namely, the lack of infrastructure.

600 million potential internet users in Africa by 2025
November 20, 2013 ♦ No Comment
600 million potential internet users in Africa by 2025

A recent McKinsey & Co. economic report on Africa looks at the potential of the internet to contribute $300 billion to African GDP by the year 2025.

Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities
November 19, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities

At least 16 African cities and 11 countries (3 North African, 8 Sub-Saharan African) either held or will be holding a 54-hour Startup Weekend hackathon in mid-November 2013.

Somalia’s broadband networks to enjoy greater international connectivity
November 14, 2013 ♦ 5 Comments

Three telecom operators or wholesellers have announced partnerships that will enhance Somalia’s international broadband connectivity – mostly through fibre – but also via satellite.

Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce
November 7, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce

New research conducted by World Wide Web Foundation and Open Data Institute finds African open data initiatives to have good intentions but limited reach and impact.