Posts Tagged ‘broadband’

Game of Phones Survey: billion glances at smartphones in Africa daily

More than 33% of Africans check their phones every 5 minutes and more than half of smartphone users regularly use their devices on public transport, at work and while shopping. This is opening the door for savvy businesses to provide a “platform for life” that evolves its value through sophisticated data analytics. The latest edition […]

African app startups should “build for future not the past”

Derrick Kotze, chief executive officer (CEO) of mLab Southern Africa,  is of the view that African startups developing mobile apps should look to the future rather than the past by focusing on smartphones given the amount of investment required to build apps and penetrate markets. Asked by Disrupt Africa whether African app startups should focus […]

Facebook and Eutelsat launch satellite to boost internet access across Africa

Some of the most remote parts of Africa are to be given internet access under a partnership agreement between social networking web site Facebook and French satellite internet operator Eutelsat. The companies have signed a multi-year agreement with fixed satellites operator Spacecom to utilise the entire broadband payload on a future Spacecom ‘AMOS-6’ geostationary satellite. […]

Africa Leads in Mobile Money Transfer Services

Africa is the leading market for mobile money transfer services, according to new data from Juniper Research. The new research, “Mobile Money Transfer & Remittance: Domestic & International Markets 2015–2020,” pointed to Africa as the leading market. Several African mobile operators such as Vodacom Tanzania and MTN Uganda are now generating more than 10 percent […]