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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.

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).

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.

Dominant African mobile operators usually offer cheapest domestic mobile product
May 6, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Dominant African mobile operators usually offer cheapest domestic mobile product

In 2014, there is a trend in African telcommunication markets towards data offerings. At least eight countries have introduced prepaid bundle services.