Scaling Internet-Based Startups in African Markets

We’ve all heard of the idea that entrepreneurs are people who see a ‘gap’ in the market and then create a product or service to address that gap. The implication is that there’s a ready market there that will snap up your product if you can address that need. However, this can be a challenge […]

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A Look at Mobile Broadband in Kenya [infographic]

This post was originally from the Nairobi innovation hub blog and is reposted here with their permission… The arrival of the undersea fiber cables in Kenya in 2009 has revolutionized the technology and economic sectors. Kenya is one of very few countries in Africa with a comprehensive framework set up in this regard. Average national download speeds have […]

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Africa Internet/Broadband Pulse Check

It was back in mid 2009 when amidst great excitement and expectation, the SEACOM undersea cable docked at the Kenyan coastline. The promise of fast, reliable internet connectivity was a euphoric moment for Kenyans at large. Since SEACOM, the continent has seen cable after cable and more and more bandwidth. (hover over the little book icon next to each […]

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Making Africa’s Great Broadband Race Worthwhile to Consumers

This really nice post (only greatly summarized here) on broadband in Africa was done by Wayan Vota on Inveneo’s ICTWorks blog. The post is based on an article by Russel Southwood titled ‘Going from shortage to abundance – strategies to target Africa’s broadband consumers‘ This is a screenshot of an Internet bandwidth speed test I did […]

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Connecting the unconnected

A guest post by Jonathan Bhalla Research Manager, Africa Research Institute (@AfricaResearch) On a recent trip to Nairobi, Kenya, I met up with Tonee Ndungu, co-founder of NAiLAB, an incubation laboratory for ICT businesses and start ups. One of the things we discussed in detail was how the internet can be harnessed to have a […]

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[BREAKING] President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) Co-Chairs New UNESCO,ITU Global Broadband Commission

The ITU and UNESCO jointly announced a Global Broadband Commission aiming at looking into the growth and application of broadband around the world in the development of knowledge economies and applying communications technology to human development issues such as education, environment, healthcare and the delivery of social services. According to IT News Africa: Launching the […]

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MWEB Exclusively brings you DStv ON DEMAND

MWEB, the South African broadband provider that blew the South African broadband market apart by introducing uncapped broadband has just delivered another first! As an MWEB customer you can now get FREE (yes FREE) DStv on your PC via the DStv Video on Demand service. All MWEB ADSL Customers with a DStv Premium Subscription have […]

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SA Envisions Universal Broadband by 2019

South Africa is definitely one of the most progressive countries on the African continent as far as technology is concerned. And not just computer technology but South Africa is, for example, setting it’s eyes on hosting the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) the world’s most powerful radio telescope. Now, the country’s legislators are putting forward a […]

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