Posts Tagged ‘africa’

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% […]

Airtel Zambia gets World Bank funding to offer finance apps

As Africans increasingly gain access to mobile devices, aid and development organizations see them as a pathway to providing access to financial services to a large “unbanked” population, and a deal announced in Zambia this week aims to do just that. The World Banks International Finance Corporation (IFC) is pushing the drive for financial inclusion […]