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Key Internet Statistics to Know in 2020 (Including Mobile)
Connecting Africaa - Internet: Africa starts to open its window to the world
In Ethiopia , the current Internet penetration rate is Ethio telecom comes in at very high prices which makes it hard for the private users out there to purchase it. In , Ethiopia announced plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next three years to connect all of the country's schools, hospitals, and government offices, and most of its rural population, to broadband Internet via satellite or fiber-optic cable. Ethiopia has made several attempts to increase available broadband by laying 4, kilometers of fiber-optic cable along the country's major highways, by making overtures to the East African Submarine Cable System EASSy and by connecting Addis Ababa to existing fiber optic networks in Port Sudan and Djibouti. These ventures have had mixed success.
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It was here that mobile money first took off, and it is here that off-grid solar power is making its biggest impact. Even the election in August was meant to be a showpiece of tech wizardry, with voting stations automatically beaming the results via mobile internet to a computer in the capital, Nairobi, to prevent tampering. That helped persuade the courts to order a re-run. Most other countries are far worse placed.
In sub-Saharan Africa, mobile technology has evolved rapidly, but this has not happened to internet access. With million users, internet penetration in Africa is at 18 percent, which is significantly lower than the global average of 30 percent, and only one in 10 households is connected to the net. Still, the number of connected users in the continent grew by seven times the global average between the years and , according to Internet World Statistics.