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Nigeria's 1GB data price has dropped 75% over five years

Mobile data prices in Nigeria have dropped by 75% over five years. This according to Research ICT Africa's (RIA's) 1GB Basket statistics, which show the average price of 1GB of data has dropped from $11.15 in mid-2014 to $2.78 at the end of 2019.

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What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak
What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak

A number of African operators stepped up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. Including mobile phone operators offering zero-rated access to essential websites, and cancelling fees for mobile money transfers.

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Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture
Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture

Anne Wangalachi discusses the opportunities that technology is bringing to young farmers in Africa.

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GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech
GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech

Sylvia Mukasa, founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments, talks about the skills gap in east Africa and what can be done to help women in the region succeed in the tech industry.

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Hot startup of the month: Nigerian farmer financing platform Crop2Cash
Hot startup of the month: Nigerian farmer financing platform Crop2Cash

Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing, and therefore purchasing resources, as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Nigerian startup Crop2Cash is addressing this by making formal financing a transparent process while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.

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THE MARKET IMPACT OF COVID-19

COVID-19 will have a significant impact on the technology, media and telecoms industry across Africa and beyond

This report, in collaboration with Omdia, provides recommendations for how to approach the upcoming challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

AFRICA DIGITAL OUTLOOK 2020

Discover the growth prospects in digital services as well as in data connectivity

There will be more than 1 billion mobile broadband connections on the continent within a few years, according to forecasts by Omdia. Get the Africa Digital Outlook for 2020.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USE CASES IN AFRICA

The emergence of telecom AI use cases will vary greatly in application and scale across the globe

Omdia estimates that spending on AI-driven software for telecom use cases in Africa will grow from $4.4 million in 2018 to more than $265 million in 2025. Read the report on telecom AI uses cases in Africa.