Posts Tagged ‘kenya’

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 […]

McKinsey: Kenya and Senegal lead on Internet’s contribution to overall GDP in Africa (iGDP)

The Internet’s contribution to Africa’s overall GDP is low. Senegal and Kenya, though not the continent’s largest economies, are in the lead. Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly. Evidence of […]

African mobile penetration hits 80%

We tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain. Many of our paradigms are, of course, illusions. A new report on the African telecommunications market highlights that mobile penetration in Africa hit 80 […]

Mobile Learning Growth Rate Highest in Africa

Africa has emerged the continent with the highest Mobile Learning growth rate in the world, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.9 percent,  according to a report dubbed “The 2012-2017 Africa Mobile Learning Market” published by Ambient Insight. The market analysis shows that revenues will grow more than five times to reach […]