‘Africa’

Mobile Internet Users To Hit 9.2b In Sub-Saharan Africa In 2019

Mobile technology and communication services provider Ericsson, on Tuesday, said that mobile internet usage would increase twice the global rate in sub-Saharan Africa by 2019. This was contained in the Ericsson Mobility Report made available to journalists in Lagos and signed by Kamar Abass, the company’s country manager. Abass in the report said the number […]

Digitisation To Enable Accelerated Growth In Africa – KPMG

Digitisation – migration from analogue to digital technology – will help to bridge the digital divide between emerging markets and developed economies, according to global financial services firm, KPMG. KPMG stressed that as digitisation impacts the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors, enabling growth in both, it would also cause a ripple effect on growth in other […]

Mobile technology brighten the future for Africa’s rural homes

John Kibet’s home in rural Kenya is not linked to the country’s electricity grid. The solar panels contain embedded SIM cards that can communicate with M-Kopa’s control centre. “Each and every customer’s solar energy system is connected to M-Kopanet allowing us to monitor its performance, troubleshoot issues, as well as control its operational state,” says […]

Africa: Women and Mobile Technology

On Friday April 4, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) held its 2014 Global Women in Leadership Conference, which, this year, examined the ways in which technology is providing new opportunities for women. The conference, entitled “Technology in Action: Changing the Way Women Live and Work,” also focused on how women […]