Global coalition revises benchmark for internet affordability
The Alliance for Affordable Internet urges governments to ensure the cost of 5GB broadband is no more than 2% of the average monthly income by 2026.
South Africa must plan for ‘future-fit’ digital infrastructure
The pandemic exposed countries’ digital infrastructure weaknesses, revealing the need for a change in thinking and planning for the future, says minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Shelve ‘insufficient’ SA Connect, develop updated broadband plan
South Africa needs a new national broadband plan if it is to make the Internet accessible and affordable for everyone, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet.
‘Internet access should not be a luxury’
The challenge for affordable Internet across Africa continues, with mobile data costs “too expensive for all but the wealthiest few”, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet.
Telcos must expand broadband networks to seize data opportunity
Ovum believes data connectivity is the most significant growth prospect for Africa's service providers.
High data costs leave over 2bn people offline
A new study finds 2.3 billion people across the globe live in countries where just 1GB of mobile data is not affordable.
#DataMustFall message spreads
Reduce mobile broadband prices to get more people online, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet's Dhanaraj Thakur.
Parliament to hear #DataMustFall debate
Citizens and the opposition call on government to deliver what the public has long demanded: plentiful and affordable data.
High Internet costs threaten universal access
Internet prices in least-developed countries cost three times more than the average monthly threshold stipulated by the United Nations.
SA ranked 12th in broadband access report
The Alliance for Affordable Internet measured communications infrastructure across 46 nations to gauge affordability.