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Information and Communication Technologies in Africa: Levels, Trends and Perspectives

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- Enablers
- Challenges
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Komlan Franck Godefroy Beda

Trends: The penetration rate of the Internet in sub-Saharan Africa is still very low. The supply of connections in sub-Saharan Africa is mainly based on GSM and CDMA. Enablers: Internet penetration of homes in Africa has been possible thanks to the Smartphone.African policymakers and regulators are increasingly applying growth- friendly practices that will make these dreams a reality. Challenges: the insufficient level of literacy, the lack of telecommunication infrastructures and the lack of electrical energy.


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