Category archives for: Internet

Worldwide: Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Employees Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

July 6, 2020//-The COVID-19 outbreak has caused job losses to escalate, with nearly half of the global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods. Thousands of companies worldwide have been forced to reduce costs and cut the number of workplaces, and startups are no exception.

Low Internet Access Driving Inequality

June 29, 2020//-COVID-19 and the Great Lockdown triggered a mass migration from analog to digital and highlighted that access to the Internet is crucial for socioeconomic inclusion.

Enterprise ICT Budget in India to Take Hit Due to COVID-19 

June 25, 2020//-Most of the enterprises across industries in India are expected to see their proposed ICT budgets for 2020 decline in the aftermath of COVID-19 outbreak, according to the latest enterprise ICT decision makers’ survey 2020 from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. 

SAP, UNESCO & Partners Empower 3.85 Million Youth with Basic Coding Skills

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa Code Week (ACW) 2019 has once again exceeded expectations by empowering 3.85 million youth across 37 African countries.

Report Highlights Opportunity to Advance Digital Economy in Africa

Washington D.C., United States of America, June 24, 2020/ — A new report published today by the Internet Society highlighted the steps African countries can take to bring faster and less expensive Internet connectivity to the continent.

Global Spending on IT Devices to Plunge by $108bn in a Year

June 17, 2020//-Coronavirus outbreak caused a global IT spending to slip 8% this year, with thousands of companies cutting their technology and service budgets and financing only essential IT costs.

ECA: Africa In Urgent Need Of Affordable Broadband Internet

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 11, 2020/ — The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Jean-Paul Adam, told journalists during a virtual press briefing on 10 June 2020 that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% of global […]

Fintech Lending Industry to Hit $291bn Value in 2020

June 8, 2020//-Recent years have witnessed a surge in the number of fintech loans as an appealing alternative to traditional banking services.

UNCTAD: UN to Explore Role of Science and Tech Policies in Covid-19 Recovery

Geneva, Switzerland,  June 5, 2020 – Science, technology and innovation (STI) policies will play a key role not only in post-COVID-19 recovery plans, but also in the decade of action to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

MainOne Partners Gov’t, World Bank to Deliver Connectivity Services into Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 28, 2020/ — MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider, has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators through the PAV-Burkina Cooperative, for the next three years.

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