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Our top 10 stories from the past week feature a SMS ban in Central African Republic, annual doubling of SSA’s mobile data usage, Google’s plan to deliver satellite-based Internet, and more.
Ericsson aggressively projects that, by 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa will see 75% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA/LTE (3G or 4G).
35 videos shared on YouTube by various sources in the five months from September 2013 – February 2014 highlight the diverse ways in which the internet is poised to improve African society.
Smartphone usage is driven by South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers under 30 years of age who work full time or are still in school and own a smartphone costing less than USD 150.
A year-long study at four Ericsson Connect To Learn schools in rural Kenya and Uganda confirms many known challenges faced by remote schools.
Ericsson projects that, by 2019, the Middle East and Africa will see 70% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA (3G).