As COVID-19 raged across the world, concepts such as self isolation, contact tracing and social distancing became mainstream lingo. With organizations adopting remote work policies and Governments approving economic re-opening guidelines that enforced restrictions and limited access to public facilities – it’s clear that COVID-19 would leave a sizable impact in the Real Estate value […]
With expected increase in broadband capacity across Africa thanks to COVDI-19 induced realities, is Africa finally about to embrace the Future #BroadbandConversation returns on Friday July 10 at 1300(W.A.T) to discuss The Future of Jobs & Productivity in Africa. According to the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Index – Sub-Saharan Africa currently only captures 55% […]
While Africa struggled on the onset of COVID-19 – implementing measures such as lockdowns, movement restrictions, etc – businesses and public institutions practically shut down save two Sectors – Banking and Telecommunication. Though designated essential services, it would appear they were the most prepared – with most of their processes already heavily digitized.
Africa’s Digital Economy is projected to grow to US$300 Billion by 2025. This is roughly US$80 Billion less than 2020 projected GDP of South-Africa – continent’s second largest economy. Experts believe that a significant improvement in Broadband penetration would likely double this. What can the various national and sub-national Governments do to deliver a more inclusive and better than projected growth? What are the noticeable trends, challenges and opportunities?
Following recent announcements of per linear meter Right of Way charge review by different State Government in Nigeria, #StartupSouth is hosting top Industry professionals and Government officials to a virtual event on May 29, 2020 to discuss next steps towards Scaling Broadband Internet penetration in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. Right of Way […]