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Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data
June 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data

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.

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.

Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013
April 18, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013

Despite reports of online surveillance, relatively few African governments – 8 to be exact – requested user information or content removal from Facebook or Google.

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.

Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda
November 21, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda

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 …

Five events to be held in Africa during Google for Entrepreneurs Week 2013
September 28, 2013 ♦ No Comment

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.