Tuesday
June 9
2020

Africa Is the Next Frontier for the Internet

By Miriam Tuerk

Expanding network connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa will open up digital services that many of us now take for granted.  Mobile Banking, Whatsapp Chatting and video, e-health, e-education are key services only possible with reliable internet connectivity.

For a geographically disparate population, it will mean greater access to essential services, including e-agri services. There are hugely populous cities in sub-Saharan Africa – Lagos in Nigeria is one of the fastest growing cities in the world – but even in the center on Victoria Island, the internet connection can be patchy and face frequent outages.

Photo courtesy of Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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