Despite the rapid advancement in information communication technologies (ICT) globally, the vast majority of people across Africa remain either unconnected or only have access to slow internet connections. On the continent, the average broadband penetration rate sits at less than 1%, while 80% of connected households have to make do...
Africa's mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections will rise from 419 million at the end of...
Torrent sites have notoriously helped people download copyrighted content at no cost, challenging legitimate services. Despite its free-to-download, anti-capitalist nature, piracy websites still need money to keep the ball rolling. The Pirate Bay, for example, has been found to be using visitors' CPU cycles to mine Monero digital coins for...
Chrome 61 has begun rolling out to desktop and Android users bringing a host of new security fixes and new features. For desktop users, there are a lot of developer-friendly introductions like the WebUSB API support, and for Android users there's the addition of Web Share API, and more...
Federal Government of Somalia is in the final process of storing software equipment meant to control or limit social media for security. Exclusive source told Radio Dalsan that the equipment was tested on the early days of Monday and it has proved its efficiency. According to the source, S/he confirmed to...
In just two years, Angonix – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region. Managed by Angola Cables, Angonix allows global...
There are two necessary components to getting business done on the internet: bandwidth and speed. If you don’t have both, you just as well have neither. By the novice, they are often conflated as if they were the same thing. They most certainly are not. Bandwidth represents the amount of...
Compelling Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it...
Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the Amazon rainforest. The "Voyager" tool allows Internet surfers to take interactive tours of...
China's government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals' access to virtual private networks by February 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global Internet. Beijing has ordered state-run telecommunications firms, which include China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, to bar people from...