Practical Insights on Cybercafe

Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable

Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable

Published on: Jun 27 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable
In case you are wondering, telecenters are still not sustainable. A new research report, Public Access Computing in South Africa: Old Lessons and New Challenges,...
Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World

Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World

Published on: May 11 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Cyber Cafes Can Thrive in a Mobile Internet World
With the advent of cheap mobile phones and mobile data plans, there is the belief that mobile phones are pushing cyber cafes out of business. Well according to...
Libraries: the Dirty but Effective Word in Public Access to ICT

Libraries: the Dirty but Effective Word in Public Access to ICT

Published on: Nov 21 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Is this the library the future of public access ICT after cybercafes and telecenters? Back when Bill Gates was young, he had multiple opportunities to geek out –...
How cybercafes can thrive in a modern mobile Internet world

How cybercafes can thrive in a modern mobile Internet world

Published on: Oct 31 2011 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The greatest financial hurdles to open a computer cybercafe in Africa have been Line 1 on the Capex – Computers, and Line 1 on the Opex – Internet Access....
Teledata ICT shows the future of cybercafes in Ghana

Teledata ICT shows the future of cybercafes in Ghana

Published on: Jul 08 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Teledata ICT shows the future of cybercafes in Ghana
Telecentres are NOT sustainable!

Telecentres are NOT sustainable!

Published on: Jun 27 2011 by Michael Gurstein - 16 Comments
Almost since the very beginning of Telecentres/public access centres the nagging from funders – mostly governments but major NGO’s as well – has been...
Are Mobile Phones Pushing Cyber Cafes Out of Business?

Are Mobile Phones Pushing Cyber Cafes Out of Business?

Published on: May 10 2010 by Oluniyi Ajao - 8 Comments
When last did you visit a cyber cafe? Eight years ago, my answer would have been “right now”. I would have been writing/reading this on a computer in a cyber...
How to Fundraise Money for Computer Labs and Internet Cafes in 3 Easy Steps

How to Fundraise Money for Computer Labs and Internet Cafes in 3 Easy Steps

Published on: Apr 12 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Fundraise Money for Computer Labs and Internet Cafes in 3 Easy Steps
Do you want to deploy a computer lab as part of your organization’s programs? Yet, are you lacking the cash to pay for the technology yourself? Here is a quick...
Cybercafes: Still Vibrant and Viable Business Model

Cybercafes: Still Vibrant and Viable Business Model

Published on: Sep 19 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In reading Miquel Balsa’s post, The decline of Senegalese (and maybe all) internet cafes, I was struck by the suggestion that public internet access points...
Kenya Investing Ksh16.3 Billion in Rural ICT

Kenya Investing Ksh16.3 Billion in Rural ICT

Published on: Jul 29 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
With the eminent arrival of Seacom and Teams broadband infrastructure to Kenya, it’s Minister for Finance, Uhuru Kenyatta, proposed three major investments...