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Internet Penetration vs. Human Development Index, 2010
November 11, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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Unsurprisingly, there seems to be a direct relationship between UNDP Human Development Index and ITU estimated Internet penetration in Africa. Human Development Index (HDI) is metric used to measure progress in health, education and income over the past 40 years. It’s worth noting that, of African nations, Ethiopia was 11th …

OA News: November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 ♦ News
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AfricaCom conference in Cape Town generates ideas, stories from Ghana and Uganda

ITU’s ‘The World in 2010: ICT Facts and Figures’
November 8, 2010 ♦ Mobile
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Recently, the ITU released the annual, “The World in 2010: ICT Facts and Figures,” which highlights noteworthy trends in ICT access and usage. The 8-page (1.78mb) document provides an overview of standard metrics such as mobile subscriptions, Internet penetration, fixed broadband subscriptions, and costs for these services. Much of the …

OA News: November 8, 2010
November 8, 2010 ♦ News
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Google event in South Africa, 3G stats from the ITU, ICT conference in Senegal

OA News: November 5-7, 2010
November 7, 2010 ♦ News
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New ICT centre in the Gambia, NCC leader urges others to liberalize telecoms markets, Zimbabwe’s fibre-program nears completion

Google Keyword Trends, 2010 vs. 2009
November 6, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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The following post is an update to last year’s “Trends from Google’s Keyword Tool” which looked at Google search trends relating to African Internet.
In general, more web searchers than ever are focused on Africa’s online world. Not only is the global (and African) Internet population increasing, but so is the …