Practical Insights on Internet Bandwidth

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...
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...
8 Ways to Improve Internet Bandwidth Speeds in Computer Labs

8 Ways to Improve Internet Bandwidth Speeds in Computer Labs

Published on: Apr 19 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 8 Ways to Improve Internet Bandwidth Speeds in Computer Labs
Internet bandwidth – everyone wants more, no matter where you are or who is looking at the screen. Yet, its as much a matter of perception as anything else...
Is Kenya beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities?

Is Kenya beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities?

Published on: Mar 17 2010 by Oluniyi Ajao - 5 Comments
I was perplexed at The 3 Reasons Why Kenya is Beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities. Could the author Wayan Vota simply be courting controversy as a...