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  • How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

    How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

    November 28, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

    Internet usage is surging in urban areas of South Africa. According to Stats SA, 59% of South Africans in urban areas use the internet at home, work, or in a public place such as a café. However, the picture in more remote parts of the country is very...

  • Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile...

  • Narrowing the Mobile Gender Divide Will Bolster Emerging Economies

    Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

    October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

    The telecommunications sector plays an important role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the greatest challenges the world faces in achieving these goals is narrowing down the gender gap and ensuring that the SDG Agenda...

  • Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

    Interview: Bridging Africa’s Digital Divide

    July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Bridging Africa’s Digital Divide

    In yet another interview showcasing the latest tech developments on the Africa continent, IT News Africa recently spoke to Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of satellite broadband solutions company, Konnect Africa. Konnect Africa, set up by Eutelsat in 2015,  aims to...

  • Fixed broadband wireless technology for Africa

    May 17, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Fixed broadband wireless technology for Africa

    Fixed broadband wireless technology is well suited to the African continent due to the ever-increasing demand for connectivity to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas. Africa is a diverse continent not only in its physical landscape, but...

  • Forget mobile-first, your customer is demanding mobile-always

    December 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments Off on Forget mobile-first, your customer is demanding mobile-always

    As smartphones reach saturation point in developing markets and make up a significant part of phone ownership in developing nations, customers are demanding an entirely different way of engaging with brands. This seismic shift towards mobile requires an...

  • Ericsson Head Quarters

    Why smartphones can bridge digital divide

    December 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Why smartphones can bridge digital divide

    Ericsson has released its first regional consumer insight report focusing on trends and analysis of the mobile ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights how mobile phones create and promote connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa from the consumer...

  • Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

    April 8, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

    In the last few years, there have been several factors that have driven the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market, creating shifts in the way businesses operate. These trends include the explosion of the smartphone and tablet market, the Bring...

  • Q&A: Africa’s INYE tablet bridges digital divide

    October 27, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (6)

    The Encipher INYE tablet is a 7inch tablet device which runs Google Android 2.1 and allows users to access the Internet, watch movies and listen to music. The INYE tablet is developed by the Encipher Group, based in Lagos, Nigeria. In May 2011, the Encipher...

  • Tigo mobile Ghana launches 3.5G

    July 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tigo mobile Ghana launches 3.5G

    Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of the Tigo mobile network, has launched its 3.5G Internet broadband service in order to offer a fast Internet service. The new 3.5G Internet facility has the capacity to provide data services at a faster speed and ensure a...

  • Why a paperless society remains a myth

    June 28, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Since the introduction of the personal computer in the early 1970s, many predicted that paper would soon become obsolete in day-to-day interactions as electronic devices became the chosen medium for all communications and transactions. Contrary to this...

  • Passion and consistency drives tech usage

    June 27, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Passion and consistency drives tech usage

    When it comes to the use of technology, there are two factors that Robert Sussman, Integr8 Group joint CEO underlines as critical – passion and consistency. “We are a technology focused company and it stands to reason that we regularly maintain a very...

  • ICT Africa Summit hits SA

    June 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ICT Africa Summit hits SA

    The second annual ICT Africa Summit will be held in Pretoria, South Africa on 24 – 26 October 2011 at the CSIR conference Centre. In 2010 the event, which was held in Cape Town attracted about 300 ICT delegates from 12 African countries. This year’s...

  • Internet traffic set to take off

    June 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Internet traffic set to take off

    NETWORKING company, Cisco Systems, predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion; twice the world’s population by 2015. In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) released recently, the...

  • Digital divide represents major growth opportunity

    November 3, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Digital divide represents major growth opportunity

    Connecting rural communities has become a major issue for the telecommunications industry in Africa, according to a recent survey conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media. 75% of respondents* surveyed said that the improvement of access to and adoption of...

  • How agencies can bridge their digital divide

    July 28, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on How agencies can bridge their digital divide

    Many South African advertising agencies are still struggling to bridge their own digital divide: a gap between their online skills and offerings and the changing needs of the market. All too many agencies still see the digital channel as separate, and often,...