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UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
July 9, 2014 ♦ No Comment
UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery

Few African governments offer a suite of online services for citizens. In fact, nearly one-third of African countries are in the bottom 10 percent of the world rankings. That, however, is changing, and there are dozens of successful African examples of e-government initiatives.

Quick African broadband trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q1 2014′ report
June 27, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Quick African broadband trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q1 2014′ report

According to Akamai, Sudan has seen rapid growth in fixed broadband speeds in 2014. Libya has seen a continued decline. South Africa’s average connection speed is around 2.6 Mbps.

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).

The typical Nigerian Internet user (if such a person exists) is a 15-34 year-old educated urban-dwelling male with a mobile
May 18, 2014 ♦ No Comment
The typical Nigerian Internet user (if such a person exists) is a 15-34 year-old educated urban-dwelling male with a mobile

Results of nationally representative, face-to-face surveys tell of growing mobile internet usage in Nigeria.

In the African context, focus on mobile broadband instead of just “home access”
May 5, 2014 ♦ No Comment
In the African context, focus on mobile broadband instead of just “home access”

In the African context, home internet access statistics should be looked at with a wary eye. Mobile broadband is a better barometer for change.

African nations continue to lag global uptake in networked readiness but offer glimmers of progress
April 26, 2014 ♦ No Comment
African nations continue to lag global uptake in networked readiness but offer glimmers of progress

The World Economic Forum’s annual report is a treasure trove of Networked Readiness information for 148 economies.