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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: elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more
April 22, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Online Africa Weekly Top 10: elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more

Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more.

More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury
February 26, 2014 ♦ No Comment
More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury

Findings of a recent face-to-face survey include how internet use is more common among young Africans, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it
February 24, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments
Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it

Project Isizwe, an ambitious project to bring free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa, has seen enormous user growth since launching in 2013.

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.

Burundi broadband project nears completion, EcoCash targets coffee farmers
January 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Internet access remains limited for most Burundians but a broadband project is nearing completion. Mobile money is becoming common as well and can help coffee farmers.