Telecommunications

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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.

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.

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.