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AFRINIC/RIA Workshop on Internet measurement Initiatives in Africa

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

AFRINIC/RIA Workshop on Internet measurement Initiatives in Africa Africa Internet Summit 2017 Nairobi, Kenya Internet measurements workshop 30 May 2017 Co-organised with AFRINIC Internet measurements is a well known research area in networking, but it is still at an early stage in many developing regions including Africa. Typically, Internet measurements provide information with regard to coverage [...]

An evaluation of open access broadband networks in Africa: the cases of Nigeria and South Africa

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Home|

An evaluation of open access broadband networks in Africa: the cases of Nigeria and South Africa It has become popular to include the open access term in broadband policy and planning documents since it gained popularity on the back of open source and open data movements. In this way, open access principles found their way [...]

Mozilla Press release: Research ICT Africa (RIA) 2017 host organisation

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Measuring Broadband Performance in Africa|

Mozilla Press release: Research ICT Africa (RIA) 2017 host organisation The Open Web Fellowship program empowers the next generation of open Internet leaders and advocates by embedding them at leading human rights and civil society organizations from around the world, where they can positively impact the health of the Internet and bring critical strategic expertise to [...]

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship call

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship call The Open Web Fellowship program empowers the next generation of open Internet leaders and advocates by embedding them at leading human rights and civil society organizations from around the world, where they can positively impact the health of the Internet and bring critical strategic expertise to the organization. Open [...]

Developing Smart Public Wi-Fi in South Africa

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Developing Smart Public Wi-Fi in South Africa With smartphones becoming increasingly available, even amongst lower income groups, and having the computing power and screen size needed for meaningful internet use, one promising solution to low internet access is free public Wi-Fi sponsored by the local authority. Provinces and cities in South Africa are starting to [...]

Disentangling the broadband divide in Rwanda: supply-side vs demand-side

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: ICT Access and Use Surveys|

Disentangling the broadband divide in Rwanda: supply-side vs demand-side The Rwandan telecommunications sector has shown particularly strong growth in recent years, due to a vibrant economy and championing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the highest level. ICT is a central engine to driving Rwanda’s transformation to a knowledge-based economy. The SMART Rwanda plan 2015-2016 [...]

Internet use barriers and user strategies: perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Internet use barriers and user strategies: perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda By Chenai Chair Analysis based on country cases by Margaret Nyambura (Kenya) Fola Odufuwa (Nigeria), Albert Nsengiyumva (Rwanda), Lwando Mdleleni, Mpho Moyo, and Sinethemba Mthimkhulu (South Africa) Beyond Access Public Policy Paper series, 2017. Series Editor: Alison Gillwald OTT services have [...]

Botswana telecommunications limp a decade after policy changes

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Botswana telecommunications limp a decade after policy changes Even though the market continues to develop innovative broadband, competition in the market has remained dull. Competitors do not aggressively seek to increase their market shares and revenue, hence, first-mover Mascom, continues to dominate the market. Between 2014 and 2016, Mascom owned close to 55% of the market, while Orange [...]

Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Amy Mahan Scholarship Third PhD Graduate On 20 December 2016, Cecilia Matanga graduated from the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Commerce, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, programme on Managing Infrastructure Reform and Regulation, under the supervision of Prof Alison Gillwald. As part of the IDRC sponsored initiative to build African [...]