Telecoms in Africa – March 2014

  Experts debate strategy for getting a billion more online How can the digital divide be crossed to connect the remaining one billion people to the internet? A debate at the recent Mobile World Congress looked at barriers and opportunities as mobile operators and phone manufacturers pursue new customers in developing countries. The price of […]

Telecoms in Africa – January 2014

  Internet services “could contribute 10% of Africa’s GDP by 2025” Internet services could contribute as much as 10% of the continent’s overall GDP – equivalent to about US$300-billion – by 2025, according to research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). It is estimated that Africa’s GDP from internet services (iGDP) is currently about US$18-billion. […]