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African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014′ report
January 27, 2015 ♦ One Comment
African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014′ report

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its third annual country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment.

SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014′ report only marginally improved this year
January 17, 2015 ♦ No Comment
SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014′ report only marginally improved this year

A recent ITU report examines global ICT development, the cost of broadband, and how youth are driving internet usage. We’ve broken out how trends apply to African countries.

Web Index Report ranks 24 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment
January 13, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Web Index Report ranks 24 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment

Once again, only two African nations (Tunisia and Mauritius) included in the Web Index 2014 Annual Report (of 86 countries in all) are in the upper half of the rankings.

Swazi youth find social media a much-needed alternative to mainstream media
January 12, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Swazi youth find social media a much-needed alternative to mainstream media

Youth in Swaziland are turning to social media as an alternative to mainstream media but many are unaware of its dangers.

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.