When you use the LTE connection in your smartphone, that mobile data travels over invisible airwaves that support everything from Google Maps to FaceTime. But not long from now, all sorts of devices will be connected wirelessly to the Internet – from home appliances to automobiles to virtual reality headsets – and they’ll all need lots of fast, reliable bandwidth. That’s why the government announced it’s looking to open up a huge swath of these airwaves for companies to play with, more than they’ve ever had before.
An accelerator that helps tech nonprofits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own.
At most times, we tend to ignore what good is in front of us and appreciate the work our fellow citizens do. Today we’ve gathered some of the mobile applications that are developed by young developers here in Uganda.
Obama administration unveils new initiatives to promote global startups as Obama calls for broadband expansion and freedom of expression on the web.
Farmers in Malawi had free access to market prices via mobile phones for about three months using HNI’s 3‑2‑1 Service. Usage data was rolling in. And along come two posts on ICT Works that are highly critical of the whole idea that farmers and fishermen can actually benefit from market prices provided by mobile phones. […]
“BlackRock getting into impact is a signal to the market that sustainable investing is becoming mainstream.”
The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow 23 percent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest […]
The statistics are well known and they are grave. One in four South Africans are unemployed. Even worse, half of all young South Africans are without a job. The numbers only improve when those who have given up the search are excluded from the count.
Much hope was invested in Africa’s digital revolution. So far, it hasn’t spread much further than the bigger cities. Women often fail to benefit but young women entrepreneurs are determined to reverse this trend.
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