Nigeria

The Failure of Spectrum Auctions in Africa

Spectrum auctions are widely regarded as “best practice” in the assignment of wireless frequencies where demand exceed availability yet, as of 2013  among African countries, only Nigeria had successfully conducted a spectrum auction.

Turning point.

I remember that morning well. A week or so earlier I’d been informed via a random phone call that a group of Nigerians would be monitoring their forthcoming Presidential elections using FrontlineSMS.

Violence Early Warning System for Nigerian Elections, 2015

The Nigerian elections are happening this weekend and over the coming week and Ushahidi has been working with the Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), and developers Dan Woods and Quinn Lee to create an early warning dashboard for violence in the run up, during and immediately after the elections.

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?

And the Most Popular Web Browser in Nigeria Is?

If you have the vision of Nigerians using old Internet Explorer browsers to view your precious web content, you are living in the past. TechLoy reports that Google’s web browser, Chrome overtook Internet Explorer for the first time in Nigeria in December 2012.

Why 2013 is a Great Year for Technology Development in Nigeria

Nigeria1It really makes sense when Peter Drucker-a business philosopher says the very best way to predict the future is to create it.

Why Senegal Internet Adoption Lags Behind Kenya, Nigeria, and Other African Nations

Looking across Africa, a discrepancy shows itself. Nigeria, with all its problems, has 30% of its population online. Kenya, once a tech backwater, has a 74% Internet penetration. And Senegal? It was once a leader in Internet penetration in Africa and now just 16% of Senegal’s population is digital.

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