Practical Insights on Broadband Internet

From Highs to Lows – Africa has world’s greatest broadband price decreases in 2010

From Highs to Lows – Africa has world’s greatest broadband price decreases in 2010

Published on: Oct 17 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
A few years ago, Internet access in Africa was crazy expensive. Entire projects would sink under the weight of a monthly broadband bill, often exceeding staff...
How to Accelerate Wireless Broadband Access to the First Mile

How to Accelerate Wireless Broadband Access to the First Mile

Published on: Jun 20 2011 by Eric Blantz - 1 Comment
Closing the access gap with low-cost broadband service delivery modelsJust 9.6% of the total population in Africa has access to the Internet. This is less than...
7 strategies to target Africa’s broadband consumers

7 strategies to target Africa’s broadband consumers

Published on: May 23 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 7 strategies to target Africa’s broadband consumers
This is a screenshot of an Internet bandwidth speed test I did at a hotel in Dar es Salaam. At 1.65 Mbs, that’s the fastest speed I’ve ever recorded...
Tanzania Domestic Broadband Internet Infrastructure Policy Analysis

Tanzania Domestic Broadband Internet Infrastructure Policy Analysis

Published on: May 13 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Tanzania Domestic Broadband Internet Infrastructure Policy Analysis
As a follow-on to Why Tanzanian Internet Access Prices Have Not Decreased with the Arrival of SEACOM, Jenny Stefanotti has submitted Domestic Broadband Infrastructure...
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...
The Value of ICT in Humanitarian Relief Efforts

The Value of ICT in Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Published on: Nov 15 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Value of ICT in Humanitarian Relief Efforts
Mark Summer, Inveneo‘s Chief Innovation Officer, also leads our effort to bring needed information and communication technologies to Haiti. As part of Inveneo’s...
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...
Broadband Beats Mobile Phones in Boosting GDP

Broadband Beats Mobile Phones in Boosting GDP

Published on: Oct 06 2009 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Mobile phones are a ticket out of poverty for millions. No argument there. But check out this global ICT study by Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang, an economist at 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...