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Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data
June 17, 2014 ♦ Mobile
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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.

Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows
June 16, 2014 ♦ Broadband
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Most internet traffic in Zimbabwe is not local to local (67% goes undersea to London). Local content is needed (networks providers and content providers can partner), along with network peering and IXPs. But, data centres require power and connectivity.

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum empowers youth to use the internet for good
June 15, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy
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The 3rd Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) was held in June 2014, focusing on the theme of youth empowerment.

OA News: May 26 – June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 ♦ News
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African ICT news headlines, perspectives, and briefs from early June 2014 represent 36 countries.

Super-quick recap of Africa Internet Summit 2014
June 10, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy
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The second edition of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) was held in Djibouti in early June 2014 under the theme “Beyond connection: Internetworking for African Development.”

Three-quarters of African markets have telecoms competition – even then the playing field is not always level
June 8, 2014 ♦ Business
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Most African markets have a regulatory body and 75% have mobile competition. However, half still don’t have a fully privatized incumbent operator and 25% lack a competitive international gateway.