Practical Insights on Internet Bandwidth

Apply Now: $70,000 Seed Funding for Your Internet Access Ideas

Apply Now: $70,000 Seed Funding for Your Internet Access Ideas

Published on: Jul 05 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly exacerbated the already profound implications of having 3.7 billion unconnected people across the globe. Unconnected populations...
Apply Now: $1.7 Million in Grants for Internet Infrastructure and Inclusion

Apply Now: $1.7 Million in Grants for Internet Infrastructure and Inclusion

Published on: Jun 28 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The challenges of improving Internet growth are multi faceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries. They include technical skills and knowledge,...
Apply Now: $550,000 Internet Access Grants in Latin America and Caribbean

Apply Now: $550,000 Internet Access Grants in Latin America and Caribbean

Published on: May 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
According to the United Nations, access to the Internet has become a fundamental aspect for the full exercise of our human rights. Internet access gives us information...
Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Published on: Jan 27 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
COVID-19 digital response has laid bare the scale and consequences of the digital divide and underlined the urgent need to find solutions to digital inequality. Governments...
Meaningful Connectivity: A New Standard for Internet Access

Meaningful Connectivity: A New Standard for Internet Access

Published on: Jun 04 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Covid-19 pandemic has galvanised the case for universal internet access like never before, generating widespread agreement that the internet is too important...
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Published on: Jan 01 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future
I started publishing Balancing Act’s News Update in 2000. Every Sunday I would pick over a range of websites in English and French to edit a series of news items...
Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Published on: Jun 01 2017 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
You’ve done your user-centered design, you’ve assessed your constituents, and you’ve determined that an Android application is the best way to...
Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Beware The Sweet Seduction of 3G Mobile Broadband Data Hype

Published on: Aug 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We have all heard the siren song of 3G or even 4G mobile broadband data changing the dynamics of Internet access across Africa. If you believe the hype, everyone...
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...
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...