560m youths to deepen Africa’s smartphone penetration – Report

smartphone penetration

560m youths to deepen Africa’s smartphone penetration – Report   The number of youths driving smartphone usage in Africa has been projected to increase by 30 per cent in the next decade, thus, bringing the number to 506 million. This, according to a recent report released by Counterpoint Research stated that there has been tremendous change in African technology sector in the last decade which is mainly driven by infrastructure as well as social factors. “Many of the countries are no longer technology barren lands, as steadfast urbanization and widening…

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$325,000 GSMA grants up for startups with assistive tech solutions

GSMA grants

Startups with solutions addressing barriers to digital inclusion faced by people with disabilities have been invited to apply for up to US$325,000 in grant funding from the latest GSM Association (GSMA) Innovation Fund. The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech, supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, is looking for startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities. These solutions will be addressing barriers such as access, affordability, relevance, knowledge and skills, and…

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