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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.
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.
Despite reports of online surveillance, relatively few African governments – 8 to be exact – requested user information or content removal from Facebook or Google.
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.
Google’s latest internet infrastructure project (on the heels of Fiber and Project Loon) is an urban fibre network for Kampala, Uganda that can be accessed by local internet providers to increase data rates at a lower cost to subscribers.
Bringing reliable broadband internet access to landlocked nations is not the easiest …
This year, from September 30 – October 4, 2013, Googlers in Kampala, Johannesburg, Lagos, Tunis, and Accra will host events to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to build and scale internet businesses.