GSMA creates Africa and Asia digital inclusion fund

06 April 2020

Mobile industry group GSMA has launched the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion, designed to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have coverage but are not using it in in Africa and Asia.

It is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, the GSMA and its members. 

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Frontline ResponseMission Critical Technologies Africa

26 September 2019

Frontline Response

Mission Critical Technologies Africa, co-located with AfricaCom 2019 - What will it take to deliver safety and security in the future city?

Co-located with AfricaCom, (12-14 November 2019), Mission Critical Technologies Africa is a dedicated conference stream that targets those involved in critical communications, and command & control sectors of working cities.  It is also the only place on the African continent where mission critical technology users from public safety, transport, utilities and more can get together to gather the information needed to forge ahead with smart and safe city deployments, and also the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals.  

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Quika plans world’s first free satellite internet service

14 April 2018

Quika believes that the opportunities the internet provides shouldn’t be limited by geography, culture, wealth or infrastructure.

Quika believes that the opportunities the internet provides shouldn’t be limited by geography, culture, wealth or infrastructure.

A new company has been set-up to launch what’s promise to be the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. 

London-based Quika was founded by Alan Afrasiab, the CEO and president of global satellite networks and services provider, Talia Group. 

Speaking during the launch of Quika in January, Afrasiab said: “We believe that left unbalanced, entire communities and regions will be abandoned by technological and economic progress. Quika will help bridge this digital and economic divide.

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IoT network deployed across Kigali to support smart city initiatives

10 May 2017

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

From having very little network connectivity just a few years ago, Rwanda now has ambitions to become a smart city blueprint for other African nations to follow.

The country’s government has launched a flagship Internet of Things project in Kigali which features technology supplied by Inmarsat and Nokia.

 

Inmarsat has deployed low power WAN infrastructure around the capital using the LoRaWAN protocol to connect sensors and devices in the IoT.

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