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Internet Shutdown in India to control protesters

India shut down the internet in the state of Assam on Thursday, after citizens took to the streets to protest a controversial new citizenship rule. It’s the latest example of a worrying worldwide trend: cutting online access to control the people. The news: On Wednesday, India’s government approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which creates a […]

Zuku back on top reclaiming fixed internet spot from Safaricom

Fixed internet connections in Kenya crossed the 500,000 mark for the first time in the quarter ending 31 December 2019 boosted by growth of the major service providers. Overall, the total number of customers of fixed internet connections rose by 10% from 454,840 in September 2019 to 500,888 as at December 2019. ZUKU reclaimed top […]

Facebook Launches Africa Internet.org Innovation Challenge

Facebook has launched the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa. According to the social media company,  this is with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge. Prizes Facebook has prepared to present […]

SEACOM targets African enterprise market with fibre Internet and cloud services

SEACOM has entered the enterprise market, promising best-in-class connectivity and Cloud services that bring business customers lightning–fast bandwidth at highly competitive prices. It aims to shake up the enterprise connectivity space by offering businesses high-speed connectivity and quality bandwidth at an affordable price. Reports Businesstech SEACOM’s Business division is already signing up more than 20 […]

Facebook to Use Israeli AMOS-6 satellite to Beam Internet to Africa

Social media giant Facebook will help communities living in remote regions in Africa, in the sub-Saharan region access fast internet connectivity using an Israeli satellite. Announcing the new development, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he was partnering with Eutelsat, a European satellite operator, to connect millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa with internet. Satellite networks […]

ITU Partners With Tech Firms to Increase Internet Security for Developing Countries

Cryptosoft announced a partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations agency, to establish increased global Internet security standards focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The alliance with the ITU, will focus on education and training in countries with less resources reports CIO East Africa “Developing countries are adopting IoT technologies at […]

Internet Usage in Africa Rising Rapidly

The African Internet Effect is rippling out and affecting everything it touches. The first shocks of this earthquake have been quite gentle but its power will build for two reasons.  reports Balancing Act Firstly, the African “digital change” generation are 18-30 years old. In the next five years as they get older, there will be […]

Data remains costly In Africa but free internet may not come free

The greatest barrier to extending internet use in most African countries, is the cost of data. The greatest barrier to extending internet use in South Africa, and indeed in most African countries, is the cost of data. In South Africa one gigabyte of data on mobile networks—the only means of accessing the internet for most—is […]

Airtel looks to expand Facebook’s free Internet footprint in Africa

Even as Net neutrality continues to kick up much dust, a top official of internet.org — Facebook’s free mobile Internet service — has said Airtel is planning to roll it out in more African countries next month, reports Business-Standard “We have a strong partnership with Airtel and we continue to roll out internet.org with Airtel […]