Practical Insights on Bandwidth

5 Reasons Why YouTube HD Videos are the Computing Benchmark for ICT4D

5 Reasons Why YouTube HD Videos are the Computing Benchmark for ICT4D

Published on: May 02 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why YouTube HD Videos are the Computing Benchmark for ICT4D
With the proliferation of computer hardware from desktops to laptops to myriad mobile phones, smartphones, tablets and everything in between, there is a real...
Why Tanzanian Internet Access Prices Have Not Decreased with the Arrival of SEACOM

Why Tanzanian Internet Access Prices Have Not Decreased with the Arrival of SEACOM

Published on: May 09 2011 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
Recently, Ory Okolloh (aka @kenyanpundit) asked a pertinent question on Twitter, that I would paraphrase as: “Tanzanians – what are your thoughts on...
Why African Internet Bandwidth Prices Are Still High

Why African Internet Bandwidth Prices Are Still High

Published on: May 05 2010 by Alex Twinomugisha - 2 Comments
It’s been about 12 months since Africa was the only continent without submarine fiber telecommunication links to the rest of the world on all of its coasts. The...
The Silent Arrival of Glo 1 Bandwidth in West Africa

The Silent Arrival of Glo 1 Bandwidth in West Africa

Published on: Sep 09 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Silent Arrival of Glo 1 Bandwidth in West Africa
This week, the Glo 1 fiber optic submarine cable landed in Nigeria to a fraction of the Seacom hype in East Africa. And yet it could be just as transforming. Glo...
East African Fiber Goes Live While Benin Goes Dark

East African Fiber Goes Live While Benin Goes Dark

Published on: Jul 27 2009 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
To great fanfare the Seacom fiber optic cable from London to South Africa, was turned on this past Thursday. Offering 10,000 Mbps capacity to bandwidth starved...
Bandwidth Bonanza by Balloon?!

Bandwidth Bonanza by Balloon?!

Published on: Jun 23 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Bandwidth Bonanza by Balloon?!
Here is a creative way to improve Internet access in West Africa: balloon-based wireless broadband Internet routers. Internet access via balloon The US company Space...
Internet Bandwidth Prices Across Africa

Internet Bandwidth Prices Across Africa

Published on: Apr 17 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Internet Bandwidth Prices Across Africa
Have you ever wanted to know the ISP rates in other countries to compare them to your own? Or what the mobile phone tariffs are in a country you are about to visit?...