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BEYOND ACCESS: ADDRESSING DIGITAL INEQUALITY IN AFRICA
Type of Resource: Research report
Year of Publication: 2017
- Solutions or Strategies
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
Author(s): Alison Gillwald
Africa is undergoing rapid social and economic change as a result of the confluence of mobile and broadband technologies on the continent. Increased availability of mobile broadband, declining smartphone prices and the appeal of social networking have contributed to the rapid increase in Internet use. Although Internet penetration in most countries is still very low, more than 70 percent of Ugandan and 67 percent of Ethiopian Internet users first used the Internet on a mobile phone. In Tanzania, Namibia and Nigeria, half of the populations first used the Internet on a mobile phone