The Nairobi-based startup will start shipping its super-tough routers, which boast an impressive series of features, next week.
An SMS poll can be a powerful thing if the audience you’re tracking relies solely on mobile phones for their connectivity. GeoPoll is putting text and voice surveys to work in five African countries.
With 93 percent global penetration already, the mobile industry is on pace to surpass 100 percent in 2015, according to new projections from wireless infrastructure maker Ericsson.
The big U.S. tech companies’ quest to connect more people in developing countries is stepping up, with Facebook now joining Microsoft in a West African white space broadband project.
M-Pesa, the mobile money system used to handle nearly half of Kenya’s gross domestic product, is tentatively stepping into eastern Europe.
In June of 2012 there were only 27 million LTE connections in the world, but by the end of December that number will be at 176 million, according to GSMA Intelligence.
With internet.org Facebooks strikes at Google and Apple in the quest for global domination. The next fights won’t play out in Europe and the U.S., but in developing nations.
Google has always had a thing for balloon-based Internet, blimps and connecting the unconnected. Five years after it first started talking about it, Google is finally launching a seemingly loony project called Project Loon in New Zealand. Will balloon-based Internet finally fly?
Microsoft is testing white space technology in Kenya, and now Google is doing the same in South Africa. The company’s involvement extends to sponsorship and the use of its newly-launched spectrum database.
The digital reading revolution is not going to look the same in developing countries as it has in the developing world, but several companies are working on ways to bring digital reading to the African continent.
iTunes Store may be huge, but it still isn’t truly global. After recent Latin America expansion, Apple’s service could be ready for a South Africa launch, an industry source says.
Globally, nearly one-in-five wired workers telecommute on a frequent basis, but the number working from outside the office varies enormously between regions, with those in the developing world reporting far more mobility than Europeans and North Americans.
Naspers, one of the biggest media companies in Africa, is going to expand its mobile TV service to other African countries: it said it was h…