digital divide

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A failed step towards digital inclusion

As engineers at Loon wrap up and move on to other projects, we are hopeful that the world is one step closer to helping the people in many parts of the world get affordable internet.

Challenges in trying to implement digital technologies in rural Kenya

Rural areas in Kenya face several unique development challenges that affect the use of digital technologies. In this article, we look at 3 of those challenges.

Plans to provide internet access for all are lagging

Internet is a โ€˜lifeline not a luxuryโ€™ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices

The future of the internet in Kenya should be fiber

At the moment, the dominant form of internet access across Africa is through mobile networks which offer a metered internet. The ideal situation would be where people have a fiber connection.

Access to information can help Africa solve many of its problems

While the Information Age may have peaked, there are still opportunities that are yet to be unlocked especially in marginalized societies and communities. There are still places where people have not enjoyed the full benefits of access to information, due to skill levels or lack of resources.

New $30 Android smartphone for the African market

A new affordable smartphone called the Sanza touch has been launched by Orange for the African market. It costs $30 and runs the 4G Android (Go edition).

Africa has 477 million mobile phone subscribers

Africa remains the fastest-growing region with 477 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2019. Notably, 272 million people are now mobile internet users, representing 26% of the population.