• How Africa Is Leading The Global Mobile Revolution

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  • If you were asked to locate the forefront of mobile technology innovation on a world map, it is fair to assume a lot of people would opt for the highly concentrated technological community of Silicon Valley. However, the smart money may in fact wish to look elsewhere. Specifically, the fingers on the pulse of the global mobile revolution belong to Africa’s 1.2bn-strong population.

    According to GSMA, the percentage of the African population subscribed to mobile services reached 46% b...

  • Mobile Broadband Speeds – South Africa Vs Kenya

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  • Akamai’s Q4 2016 State of the Internet report shows that South Africa’s average mobile broadband speed is slower than Morocco’s, Kenya’s, and Egypt’s.

    Akamai’s report is based on data gathered from the company’s Intelligent Platform and provides insight into global connectivity and Internet metrics.

    The United Kingdom had the fastest average mobile connection speed at 26.8Mbps – up from 23.7Mbps in the third quarter. Germany was in second place at 22.4Mbps.


  • Rangers Try Gaming Technology To Protect African Wildlife

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  • The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.

    A U.S.-funded initiative is applying artificial intelligence and game theory algorithms to predict the movement of poachers, helping rangers who are testing the new technology in Uganda to find illegal hunters and their animal traps.

    "We're trying to predict future poacher at...

  • Upcoming Video Game Releases In South Africa

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  • Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has shared the South African release dates of a number of upcoming games.

    2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for gamers, with a number of high-quality titles set to launch this year.

    With many AAA titles launching in the coming months, Ster Kinekor provided a breakdown of the games – and their platforms – it is distributing in April, May, and June.

  • How Mobile Games Could Hold The Key To Eradicating Illiteracy

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  • Social entrepreneur Lucrezia Bisignani has created an app that aims to teach millions of African children to read

    Forget Candy Crush, social entrepreneur Lucrezia Bisignani is using mobile gaming to teach African children basic literacy and maths.

    Some 100 million African children are functionally illiterate. Millions more leave school without reaching basic levels of education or, even worse, never make it there in the first place. Young women are hit the har...