Understanding barriers to mobile Internet adoption in Kenya and Ghana

From Official Google Africa Blog Fri Dec 7 2012, 11:34:00

En Français

From Dakar to Kampala, we've witnessed the incredible growth in mobile phone usage. Across Africa, mobile subscription rates have increased from 24% in 2007 to 53% in 2011 [ITU 2012].

While mobile phones have become commonplace, mobile Internet adoption has lagged. In 2011, for instance, mobile Internet adoption in Africa was 3.8%, compared to 54% in Europe. We've been working to better understand the nature and root causes of this dynamic. Earlier this year, Google partnered with iHub Research to implement field studies in Kenya and Ghana.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Ghana:  Climate Change Biggest Threat to SDGs - President Akufo-Addo (press release)
Government of Ghana
20 October 2017

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana's successes of tackling Climate Change. With Climate Change being, perhaps, ... [read more]

Ghana:  KG Education to Be Enhanced in Bongo (press release)
Government of Ghana
20 October 2017

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Hon. Peter Ayinbisa Ayamga, has stated that education is a necessary conveyor belt to success because getting it right especially ... [read more]

Ghana:  President Cuts Sod for '1-District-1-Warehouse' Project (press release)
Government of Ghana
20 October 2017

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday cut sod to begin the construction of the warehouse component of government's Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) at Ejura in the ... [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!