Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Africa: 18 African Nations Ahead of Nigeria in ICT Development

Although Nigeria has emerged as the largest economy in Africa and the 26th biggest in the world going by the recent rebasing of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), coupled with its enormous oil resources, 18 countries in the continent however, ranked higher than it in terms of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) growth. While Nigeria […]

4G LTE broadband network launched in Rwanda

Rwanda has stepped forward and launched a high-speed (4G LTE) broadband network. The service has gone live after it was launched in Kigali. Speaking at the launch of the service, the Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana stated that: “The rollout of 4G LTE will speed up national development goals by speeding up […]

Study Shows Kenyans, Nigerians rely on Mobile money more than South Africans

A new report on mobile Internet use in Africa shows South Africa’s mobile penetration rate is much higher than in Kenya and Nigeria, but Kenyans and Nigerians rely on their phones much more than South Africans for financial services. A new report on mobile Internet use in Africa shows South Africa has mobile penetration of […]

Memeburn: Fiber-optic cable to increase Africa’s mobile coverage by 20% in 2015

We all know Africa has a massive mobile population, right? Well, recent efforts will see a massive increase in internet coverage for this fast-growing population. Telecom operator Angola Cables has just announced an investment of US$100-million together with Brazil’s Algar Telecom, Antel from Uruguay and Google that will increase mobile coverage to internet by 20% […]