African Internet Opportunity
Africa’s Internet opportunities are only just starting. Wired – the technology magazine – is calling this “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the next Zyngas, ebays and Groupons for a huge untapped local market”. As new broadband fibre optic undersea cables are laid along the continent’s coasts, it’s “like being back in1995”, Wiredclaims.
The 10,000 kilometre East African Submarine Cable Syste (EASSY), connecting sub-saharan Africa with Europe and Asia, has joined other cables from the continent. Gradually, the infrastructure is falling into place to connect Africa properly to the rest of the world.