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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.
For the first time ever, Google brought its Big Tent to Africa. On September 5th, the event made its debut in Johannesburg, South Africa, gathering together leaders from politics, business, and technology to exchange ideas and debate South Africa’s digital future.
Google is giving away $125,000 dollars to the five most inspiring stories of how the web and Google have played a pivotal role in transforming lives in Africa. Each will receive $25,000 to improve on their success.
Like last month, the majority of YouTube videos highlighting ICT progress come from East Africa and Ghana, but this month also includes Namibia and Tunisia.
The second part of this week’s African Internet news round-up consists of 44 stories that focus on African ICT trends.