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Internet in Africa

I am an upcoming writer who wants to communicate the development and relationship of African countries with other continents.

The rise and development of mobile and telecommunication networks in Africa.


In the past two decades, African countries collaborated and adopted internet technology from western countries. South Africa, Egypt, and other well-abled countries have together through the formation of organizations such as the African Organization Union, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which has helped to oversee the issue of technology in Africa at large. With the fast development of roads and railways, network development has developed very fast in many African countries. This has been successful because of the high-speed telecommunication cables that run from countries like South Africa and Egypt and connect to others like Sudan. The East Africa submarine cable system has allowed users of that region to download large files such as videos and listen to online music due to fast connections.

Telecommunication companies like Vodafone Egypt, GlocCom that covers countries from West Africa like Ghana, Safaricom that covers Kenya, Ethiopia telecommunication company, Airtel Africa, Vodacom a, and the MTN Group are the top largest companies that have developed to provide an internet connection to African countries. These companies have highly contributed to the countries’ economic growth that hosts them. There has been fast growth in the education and business marketing sectors as the internet has enabled online sales all over the world. Outside countries have contributed to the fast growth of the internet in Africa, which has helped to break the monopoly of the internet service providers and users can subscribe to the internet of their own choice.

Although the speed of the internet in Africa cannot be compared to that of North America, Europe, and Asia, it is likely that a higher percentage of people living in those other continents can easily access and afford the internet. A large number of people living in Africa have no access to the internet, and many people also cannot afford to buy various packages of internet. Many have no access to electronic devices like smartphones, computers, and other devices that use the internet. But with the fast growth of many African economies, technology has grown and the high demand for the internet has contributed to the provision of the internet to users at a relatively high speed. This has been made possible in many parts of Africa through the construction of submarine cables, fiber-optic cables, and satellite towers that run up and down African coasts and lands to connect and allow communication all through Africa and also link to the European countries, which has promoted business activities. This increased connectivity has promoted investments both in the public and private sectors. Companies and research institutes have formed to seek solutions that will allow internet access to the most remote areas.With the development of more infrastructure, internet connectivity is expected to rapidly grow in the coming years.

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