Telecommunications

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How Let’s Encrypt changed the Web

Before 2016, only 40% of internet traffic was running on a secure protocol. Today, that percentage has risen from 40% to over 80%. This is all thanks to Let's Encrypt.

Free international mobile roaming to be launched for Central African countries

From January 2021, people in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, will be able to make and receive calls, send or receive SMS and use mobile data out of the geographical location of their home mobile telephone networks without extra charges.

Bridging the digital divide with the Universal Service Fund in Kenya

The purpose of Kenya's Universal Services Fund is to promote access to ICT services and promote capacity building and innovation in ICT services in Kenya. To date, the fund has helped set up voice infrastructure and services in 67 locations, and provision of internet connection to 885 schools.

A look at the impact of Facebook's connectivity infrastructure projects in Africa

Facebook has been investing millions of dollars into telecommunications infrastructure and partnerships to connect Africans to the Internet. However, it has not been clear what the impact of these investments has been.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

The newly completed National Data Center at Konza Technopolis is a good step for Kenya

To establish Kenya as a regional digital hub, there needs to be more data center players in the country.

Cameroon is looking at ways to improve Internet connectivity

The government of Cameroon and stakeholders in the telecommunications sector have been looking at ways of upgrading Internet connectivity in the country.