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2:30

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.

4:10

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.

6:30

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.

5:20

‘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.

5:40
Nov 21, 2018

Telcos must expand broadband networks to seize data opportunity

Ovum believes data connectivity is the most significant growth prospect for Africa's service providers.

4:10

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.

1:40

#DataMustFall message spreads

Reduce mobile broadband prices to get more people online, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet's Dhanaraj Thakur.

4:30

Parliament to hear #DataMustFall debate

Citizens and the opposition call on government to deliver what the public has long demanded: plentiful and affordable data.

5:00

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.

2:40

SA ranked 12th in broadband access report

The Alliance for Affordable Internet measured communications infrastructure across 46 nations to gauge affordability.

5:20

Multinational alliance chases affordable Internet

A diverse group of global industry players form an alliance to drive down Internet access costs.

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