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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Huawei India partners with academia to promote ICT education

02 February 2017

Huawei Technologies India CEO William Zhao (right) says a large base of highly skilled youth can “galvanise” society’s advancement. Also pictured is IIIT-B founder and director, Professor S. Sadagopan.

Huawei Technologies India CEO William Zhao (right) says a large base of highly skilled youth can “galvanise” society’s advancement. Also pictured is IIIT-B founder and director, Professor S. Sadagopan.

Huawei Technologies India will provide scholarships to 80 students as part of its programme to contribute to the development of ICT skills in the country.

The company has entered into MoU with eight leading engineering universities and colleges.

They include: the M S Ramaiah Insitute of Technology; Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering; International Institute of IT – Bangalore (IIIT-B); University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering; Bhusanayana Mukundadas Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering; National Institute of Technology Karnataka; PES University; and CMR Institute of Technology.

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YouTube will be Africa’s top mobile app

06 January 2017

Research reveals that watching videos on African mobile networks has doubled.

Research reveals that watching videos on African mobile networks has doubled.

Video traffic on mobile networks in Africa has doubled in the last year, increasing from 8.6 to 18.1 per cent, according to research from Sandvine.

For its recent Global Internet Phenomena report, the network intelligence specialist gathered data from a selection of its 300-plus communications service provider customers in Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

It found that YouTube is driving video growth in Africa, and continues to be the top mobile application in both APAC and the Middle East.

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