International Telecommunications Union (ITU) News

Africa's mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally

Africa's mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally: ITU

Africa experienced the largest growth in mobile subscriptions of any world region in 2014, according to Analyse Africa’s analysis of data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari gesture in front of his election posters in Kano

How technology eased Buhari's path to power in Nigeria

Technology played a decisive role in helping Muhammadu Buhari become the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the ballot box, from social media campaigning to biometric machines preventing the widespread rigging that marred past polls.

TV White Spaces (TVWS) can bring afforable broadband to Namibia

Namibia hosts world's biggest TV white spaces (TVWS) pilot project

A northern Namibian area spanning 62km x 152km (9,424 km²) has become home to the world’s biggest television white spaces (TVWS) broadband pilot project, says Microsoft.

White Spaces for Broadband

Africa's White Spaces Revolution: Broadband's Final Frontier

An unused portion of the radio and television spectrum known as White Spaces is now being tapped by tech pioneers as the way to get Africa connected to the internet.