Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA

Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA

Published on: Sep 21 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA
Artificial intelligence is a powerful, emerging force that is transforming business and society. The potential of these technologies to unlock benefits for organisations and society is only beginning to be seen. AI can help...
Surprise! Skilled Young Men Benefit Most from 3G Mobile Internet Access

Surprise! Skilled Young Men Benefit Most from 3G Mobile Internet Access

Published on: Sep 23 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Enabling universal access to the internet is deemed as a critical step towards achieving prosperity in developing countries.The digital landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa has fast-growing mobile broadband internet networks,...
How to Use Mobile Network Operator Data in COVID-19 Digital Response

How to Use Mobile Network Operator Data in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: May 20 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Use Mobile Network Operator Data in COVID-19 Digital Response
The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) has developed this introductory brief as the first in a series of materials on using mobile network operator (MNO) data. When combined with other traditional datasets, MNO data can be analyzed...
6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Sep 05 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects
Here is what I’ve learned about being data efficient when developing mobile phone applications. The first and foremost thing, is to please the user by reducing as much as possible the amount of data our mobile apps...
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data around who is using these services, how, and why, has remained...
Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Published on: Sep 18 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Recently in the blog post entitled Top Tips for Converting Paper Forms to Digital Mobile Forms, I discussed Equal Access’ transition from paper-based to mobile Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods. A big part of...
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 in Africa now has unlimited Internet thanks to their mobile...
Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Published on: Dec 10 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa
You remember Facebook Zero, the no-cost access to Facebook that is helping to double Facebook users across Africa? Now check out Google’s come back: Free Zone is free access to Gmail, Google Search, and Google+,...
Mobile data subscriptions account for 99 percent of all Internet access in Kenya

Mobile data subscriptions account for 99 percent of all Internet access in Kenya

Published on: Jul 14 2011 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Take a close look at that chart from the Quarterly Sector Statistics Report for October-December 2010 from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). Does anything look striking to you? How about the number of mobile...