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Improve your remote work with these tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to make your video/virtual meetings more productive. Start by setting up your home “office” and then learn how to use Zoom. 1. Use virtual backgrounds to hide chaos Upload a nice background or video to help you hide background clutter and other visual distractions, especially if you are working in a less-than-ideal space. 2.…

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Mobile Phone Type Widens the Gender Gap in Rural Africa

If you can’t reach your female relatives in rural Africa, it’s probably because they prefer to turn off their phone and conserve the battery life than keep them powered when not in use. And that is because rural African women are more like to carry handsets that are inferior to men’s. Like in other areas of digital access, there is a…

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The mobile phone revolution and food security in Africa

A study by Abel E. Ezeoha, Ajuruchukwu Obi, Anthony Igwe,  published last November says there is a direct correlation between mobile phone usage and food security. Using a dataset involving 48 regionally grouped African countries, the study set out to establish the impacts of mobile phone, internet, and rural electricity on food security. The findings indicate among other things that…

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What’s Next For Mobile In Africa?

Mobile phone penetration is skyrocketing throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. As mobile phone technology becomes more widespread and less expensive, more sub-Saharan African citizens will have access to technology that was previously inaccessible. According to GSMA’s Mobile Economy Report Series 84% of the population (1 billion people) will have access to a SIM connection by 2025, a 3.7% increase from 2017.  This…

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Want to Lower Your Total Cost for Rural Broadband and 5G?

Is traditional microwave dead? With the advent of Multi-Band, it could be. Why accept an old solution when you can have so much more by combining E-Band and traditional microwave into a single-box unit. Governments are taking action across the world to connect homes and businesses in rural areas to the rest of the world. From the 7-year action plan devised…

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