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...
Safaricom has been named the fastest mobile network in the six months between April and September 2017 by speed test website Ookla. In its report, Ookla says Safaricom achieved a speed score of 19.80 providing faster average speeds to their users. This was faster than the other major providers in Kenya...
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...
Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons - work, school, socializing, downloading, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, to mention a few reasons. New streaming video services are making strides in the African market but with slow internet speeds, streaming...
According to a new study that was conducted by Norwegian software firm; Opera and digital reading non-profit WorldReader - found out that women in Africa are using mobile internet heavily more than the men do. According to reports by IT News Africa, Opera ran a survey on 1,500 women and...
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...
If you are that one person that uses a lot of data in a month say - stream movies or shows, heavy downloads or uploads, online gaming, to mention a few, an unlimited data plan for a month may be the best option for you. However, not all ISPs...
Facebook and Google have decided to participate in the 'Internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality' protest scheduled for July 12 in the US. Being organised by advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Free Press, and Demand Progress, the 'Day of Action' has already received support from Amazon, Netflix and the American...
Earlier this year in January, this website reported that Kenya's Communication Authority warned that it could shut down the internet during the 8th August, 2017 general elections to prevent violence. However, new reports emerge, according to Capital FM Kenya, as the government has said it has no intention of...
Google Earth received a major overhaul in April this year with a new design and number of new features such as 3D toggle, browser support, the I'm Feeling Lucky dice, and more. One of these new features is also the Voyager section that gives you curated content and stories...