This post was originally published on TNWAfrica by CP-Africa’s Nmachi Jidenma…You can read the full article via the link below this post.
In the ITU report, out of the top ten countries showing the steepest decline in prices worldwide, nine of them were African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritania, Benin and Zambia. Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general at ITU, said:
“With ICTs as primary drivers of social and economic development, these results are encouraging. Our next challenge is to find strategies to replicate the ‘mobile miracle’ for broadband, which is fast becoming basic infrastructure. Countries without affordable broadband access risk falling quickly behind.”
The fall in prices have been led mainly by the launch of various undersea cables on the continent ranging from the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSY) to the recently launched West African Cable System (WACS).
Here is an interesting infographic detailing submarine cable launches across the continent:
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