Rafiq wrote a review of a new mobile service out of South Africa called 2go. It enters the chat/social network fray with fellow South African competitor Mxit (past with interview Mxit’s Darryn Foster found here).
Ken Banks, creator of text messaging service FrontlineSMS, continues to try and raise awareness of his application for NGO’s in Africa. He has created a Facebook Cause that you can join to show your support and help spread the word about this free tool that allows non-profits to make a big impact using mobile phones.
Internet Penetration in Africa
The BBC has an article covering broadband penetration and internet usage in Africa.
“One of the biggest problems facing internet development in Africa is a lack of interconnectivity. More than 70% of internet traffic within Africa is routed outside the continent, driving up costs for business and consumers.”