Aug 6, 2020

Smartphone costs keeping billions offline

A staggering 2.5 billion people live in countries where a smartphone costs a quarter or more of average monthly income, according to research from A4AI.
May 21, 2020

Other barriers to internet use says ITU

Organisation details analysis of ICT price trends in 2019.
Apr 20, 2020

46% of world's population still offline

Response to COVID-19 could be held back because of failure to connect more people, warns World Wide Web Foundation.
Jan 14, 2020

Chad cuts telecoms excise duty to bolster internet

Move could give market a significant, much-needed boost says GSMA.

Internet access too costly for most in Africa

Government taxation of data access and airtime top ups affects cost according to A4AI report.
Oct 18, 2019

Broadband for all in Africa will cost US$100-billion

Universal broadband access will require a further 1.1-billion more people online.

Data prices fall in Africa but it's not enough says A4AI

Organisation says despite lower broadband costs and mobile data prices, African governments still have big task ahead.
Sep 16, 2019

High cost blamed for Burundi's low internet penetration

Regulator bemoans rates and insists government is making the right investments.
Aug 27, 2019

Mozambique's Tmcel plays catch up with 4G deployment

Operator confirms plans to deploy LTE internet connectivity by the end of the year.
May 30, 2019

biNu's Stephen Newton pushes to disrupt with #datafree

He advocates a change in mindset to ensure consumers are not unfairly squeezed, that MNOs get their fair share and service providers sustain business.
Nov 9, 2018

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Telcos say there is an increasing demand for smartphones and data services, despite hefty mobile data costs.