Mobile penetration in Africa is now at 80% and growing fast
1. Bernoulli (Posts: 2006; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
How has Google contributed to finding "ways to increase high speed mobile data across the continent" please elaborate on that because last time I checked Google doesn't build wireless networks
3. sipha (Posts: 347; Member since: 12 May 2012)
they actualy are in the process of building them, its something they started last year(i think)...its only on the most rural areas for some reason and they talking very cheap prices as well...am in africa!!
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
as is said in the link provided in the article, Google has heavily invested in O3b, which is a company dedicated to bringing high-speed wireless internet to "the next 3 billion" internet users. O3b mostly works with satellite internet connections.
9. deewinc (Posts: 196; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
The best way Google has assisted Africa to grow its mobile penetration rate is via Android. A good example is the Huawei Ideos when it launched to the African market a few years ago. The phone had a price tag of US$50 toppling off some expensive Nokia feature phones such as the Nokia 6300 e.t.c
The report asserts that, Africa does a lot more of voice and SMS? Well they are wrong. Android smartphones are now cheaper than some feature phones like the Alcatel Tpop.
2. hemedans (Posts: 289; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
me too i want to know how google help us, only nokia is our saviour here in africa. major networks like vodafone(vodacom) and airtel gave contract to nokia(nsn) to supply 3g in many areas. and its cheap you can find 8 hours unlimited internet for only tsh 500 (approximate 0.3 usd dollar) with speed around 8mbps.
5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1570; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
You could look up Project loon, project link and blimps on Google
4. sipha (Posts: 347; Member since: 12 May 2012)
and here in south africa it has even hit 120%
7. Cyberchum (Posts: 347; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
With cheap Androids comes a huge growth in Nigeria. Nokia is the most hit, they've only a miniscule of market share left which will get even lower next year.