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Quick African trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q4 2013′ Report

Quick African trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q4 2013′ Report | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
A summary of broadband data from the Third Quarter, 2013 'Akamai State of the Internet' report as it relates to Africa.
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Economic Development, Poverty and Class Struggle in Africa ...

Economic Development, Poverty and Class Struggle in Africa ... | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Also according to the Financial Times, “The African Development Bank estimates that Africa's middle class, that numbered 115 million in 1980, has grown to 326 million in the past three and a half decades.
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Discover Digital buys sports content for web TV - Broadband TV News

Discover Digital buys sports content for web TV - Broadband TV News | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
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Discover Digital has spent two years researching and developing a bespoke Over-the-Top (OTT) internet television solution for the African market.
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First 100Mbps broadband in Africa launches with MTN - ZDNet

First 100Mbps broadband in Africa launches with MTN - ZDNet | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
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First 100Mbps broadband in Africa launches with MTN
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... for African Enterprise | April 25, 2014 -- 13:24 GMT (06:24 PDT).
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Poorer Countries Stand to Miss Out on the Big Data Boom - MIT Technology Review

Poorer Countries Stand to Miss Out on the Big Data Boom - MIT Technology Review | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Poorer Countries Stand to Miss Out on the Big Data Boom
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The lowest ranks are made up of countries in Latin America, South Asia, and Africa, as is shown by a color-coded map of the index.
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Solar classrooms light up African education - PC Tech Magazine

Solar classrooms light up African education - PC Tech Magazine | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Solar classrooms light up African education
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Mobile solar classrooms, an ever more common sight trundling along the potholed roads of rural Africa, show that the creative use of an abundant resource can overcome disadvantages.
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Amazing what can be done by Africans for Africa!

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Free Facebook – a way for African mobile operators to boost internet use?

Free Facebook – a way for African mobile operators to boost internet use? | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
“Facebook has been a fantastic driver of data on mobile networks. (The wonders of Africa's development! Tanzanian mobile network operator Tigo partners with Facebook to allow Tigo...
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Speeding up Africa’s data future

Speeding up Africa’s data future | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Russell Southwood explores how governments and regulators could create the right conditions to help IP data reduce costs and produce some of the cheapest data…

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This is why we need competition - Moneyweb.co.za

This is why we need competition - Moneyweb.co.za | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
This is why we need competition
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When OECD telecoms analyst Taylor Reynolds was asked in 2005 what should be done to improve broadband access in South Africa his answer was clear: competition.
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African content will fast forward connectivity growth - IT News Africa

African content will fast forward connectivity growth - IT News Africa | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
IT News Africa African content will fast forward connectivity growth IT News Africa NAPAfrica – Africa's fastest growing neutral internet exchange point (IXP) – is the first African exchange to offer remote peering and has access to the largest...
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Free Wi-Fi roll-out in Africa - Screen Africa

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Free Wi-Fi roll-out in Africa
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According to Alan Winde, MEC of Western Cape finance, economic development and tourism 90,000 people will have access to the internet in these spaces.
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Free Global Internet Is Around the Corner, Why Not Tap Into It? - AllAfrica.com

Free Global Internet Is Around the Corner, Why Not Tap Into It? - AllAfrica.com | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Free Global Internet Is Around the Corner, Why Not Tap Into It?
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IN SEPTEMBER 2013, Rwanda became the first country in the East African Community to offer free public Internet in selected locations in the City of Kigali.
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Release of World Development Indicators 2014 | Data

Release of World Development Indicators 2014 | Data | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
The 2014 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has just been released. WDI 2014 provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe.
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Investing in ICT Will Develop Ecowas Region - Official - AllAfrica.com

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Investing in ICT Will Develop Ecowas Region - Official AllAfrica.com Mr Isaias Barreto de Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for Telecommunications and Information Technology, says investing in the sector will contribute to the rapid development of the...
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Remote Peering Lowers Southern African Bandwidth Costs - Developing Telecoms (press release) (blog)

Remote Peering Lowers Southern African Bandwidth Costs - Developing Telecoms (press release) (blog) | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Remote Peering Lowers Southern African Bandwidth Costs Developing Telecoms (press release) (blog) According to Michele McCann, NAPAfrica's business development manager: "Peering provides sufficient benefits such as control over routing, lower...
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Mauritius and Seychelles are Africa's top technology centres - ITWeb Africa

Mauritius and Seychelles are Africa's top technology centres - ITWeb Africa | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
ITWeb Africa Mauritius and Seychelles are Africa's top technology centres ITWeb Africa Weaknesses in the innovation system, notably in terms of skills development (97th), also affect the country's economic potential (49th) despite its fairly robust...
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Speeding up the future - A strategy for Africa’s data future where Internet is widespread and prices are much lower | balancingact-africa.com

Speeding up the future - A strategy for Africa’s data future where Internet is widespread and prices are much lower | balancingact-africa.com | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
RT @stevesong: Broadband advice to African gov'ts and regulators from @BalancingActAfr - http://t.co/pE2PehD3A3
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IT contributes to all spheres of development - Mwansa - postzambia.com

IT contributes to all spheres of development - Mwansa - postzambia.com | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
IT contributes to all spheres of development - Mwansa
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"In Zambia, the single largest barrier to IT development is the cost of network and Internet connectivity. While cloud ...
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Future Agricultures and the University of Sussex launch the online African ... - Institute of Development Studies

Future Agricultures and the University of Sussex launch the online African ... - Institute of Development Studies | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
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The other is a single player game, which can be played by anyone in a standard Internet browser.
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CCK to decide TV white space technology fate in Kenya - HumanIPO

CCK to decide TV white space technology fate in Kenya - HumanIPO | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
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Piloting of the new technology in African countries gives the continent the chance to lead in development and adoption of standards relating to white spaces, Otieno said.
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Hong Kong firm connecting Africa's first-ever smart city - ITWeb Africa

Hong Kong firm connecting Africa's first-ever smart city - ITWeb Africa | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
ITWeb Africa Hong Kong firm connecting Africa's first-ever smart city ITWeb Africa “PCCW Global provides data and voice services, to both wholesale and enterprise customers, in more than 40 countries across Africa,” Mike van den Bergh, PCCW...
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Big Obstacles Ahead for Big Data-for-Development - AllAfrica.com

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Big Obstacles Ahead for Big Data-for-Development
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In Africa, as with other developing regions, there are patchy internet connections, intermittent power supplies and poor reach of high capacity cables, says Quinn.
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Africa needs high quality solutions - Bizcommunity.com

Africa needs high quality solutions - Bizcommunity.com | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Africa needs high quality solutions Bizcommunity.com Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network...
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Forget 5G - 10Gbps WiFi is coming next year

Forget 5G - 10Gbps WiFi is coming next year | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
The 5Mbps, 10Mbps or even 20Mbps download speeds we see now are fast, and the 5G data speeds we have been promised down the road are even more impressive. But wait until you hear about the next big...
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Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit - Stabroek News

Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit - Stabroek News | Broadband in Africa | Scoop.it
Africa's hunger for data sends satellites into orbit Stabroek News JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite...
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