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Mobile First: Why Mobile Phones Are Transforming Lives In Africa
October 29, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Why is that Africa, of all places, is ‘mobile first,’ and how are mobile phones changing lives for everyone there?

A new ‘video introduction’ mobile app simplifies recruitment in South Africa
August 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment
A new ‘video introduction’ mobile app simplifies recruitment in South Africa

Byte Orbit, a bespoke software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa, developed a new mobile application that will “revolutionize the face of recruitment.”

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.

South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas
June 19, 2014 ♦ One Comment
South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas

South African company Millbug has released a solar-powered tablet aimed at boosting education in rural parts of Africa.

Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data
June 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data

A 10-week Google study at the University of Ghana found that mobile internet users with greater price transparency were able to go online 7% more often and spend 19% less on Internet credit than a control group.

SSA mobile data traffic projected to grow 20x by 2020, 75% of mobile subscriptions to be 3G/4G
June 3, 2014 ♦ No Comment
SSA mobile data traffic projected to grow 20x by 2020, 75% of mobile subscriptions to be 3G/4G

Ericsson aggressively projects that, by 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa will see 75% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA/LTE (3G or 4G).