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Online Africa Weekly Top 10: SMS ban for CAR, cross-network mobile money in Tanzania, Egyptian social media monitoring, and more
June 6, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Online Africa Weekly Top 10: SMS ban for CAR, cross-network mobile money in Tanzania, Egyptian social media monitoring, and more

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.

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).

Video roundup: ICT hubs, rural projects, m-commerce, online freedom, and more
February 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment

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.

African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers
December 7, 2013 ♦ One Comment
African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers

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.

Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts
November 26, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Lack of electricity, internet access, tools, and training hinder rural ICT in education efforts

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, 70% of mobile subscriptions in Middle East and Africa will be WCDMA/HSPA (3G)
November 12, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Ericsson projects that by 2019, 70% of mobile subscriptions in Middle East and Africa will be WCDMA/HSPA (3G)

Ericsson projects that, by 2019, the Middle East and Africa will see 70% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA (3G).