By Our Analyst,
In a forward looking move aimed at improving the quality of internet connectivity around the country, the government is considering turning off 2G network, Frank Tumwebaze, the minister for ICT & National Guidance said recently. Tumwebaze said, government is going to require that all urban areas around the country will be served by at least 4G connectivity, while rural areas will have at least 3G.
If all goes according to plan, Uganda will soon beat infrastructure odds to deliver high speed 4G LTE internet to far-flung areas in the country using the ground-breaking internet connectivity technology. This is being planned under the Loon Project, an initiative of Alphabet Inc., the mother company that owns the search engine Google.
The mainstream adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa with transformational impacts on industry and households will take place in Africa in the next 3-5 years, a new report says. The Report, entitled The African IoT 2017 says “it might be early days, but an IoT ecosystem is emerging across the region that has high hopes of solving problems for African businesses.”