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espite significant progress in the commercial availability of embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) devices and associated connectivity services, consumer awareness of eSIM still remains low, with Sub-Saharan Africa showing the lowest adoption rate globally. This is according to “The Mobile Economy 2021” report, based on research conducted by the GSM Association (GSMA). The study provides an...

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The DRC, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia are among countries with the slowest broadband internet speeds, while North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa are ranked bottom of table for connectivity speeds, according to new data from Cable UK. In a regional ranking, incorporating 224 countries, North Africa was judged to have the slowest average internet connection speeds at...

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South Africa’s Internet speeds rank 90th out of 224 countries, according to Cable.co.uk’s latest Worldwide Broadband Speed League report. The data was gathered by M-Lab, an open source project with contributors from civil society organisations, educational institutions, and private sector companies. M-Lab is led by teams based at Code for Science and Society, New America’s Open Technology...

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In 2019, mobile technologies and services generated 9% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa – 155 billion USD. Raising the level of very broadband penetration at the dawn of the digital economy has the potential to multiply this economic performance. In 2020, third generation mobile technology represented 52% of mobile networks in sub-Saharan Africa against 36% for...

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An estimated 57 percent of the population in Sub Saharan Africa remains financially excluded while close to 30 percent remain without a form of identification and 60 percent of the continent has no internet connectivity, leaving these individuals unable to access government assistance and basic financial services. To address these challenges, Mastercard has partnered with African fintech and Start Path company...

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Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) has announced a strategic partnership with global managed network provider, Unitas Global in a bid to meet the demands of rapid digital transformation across the continent. In a statement released to the media, the companies explain that the partnership enable each company to better serve customers in Africa...

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Nigeria’s smartphone market grew 2.0% in unit terms quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q2 2021, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). However, the firm’s Quarterly Global Mobile Phone Tracker also shows that feature phone shipments into the country declined 6.4% over the same period. Feature phones accounted...