French Eutelsat satellite set to bring widespread and affordable broadband to Africa
As Nigeria trials superfast 5G networking, there's no shortage of hype over how the next generation of wireless technology could leapfrog Africa into the high-speed internet age. Here's what you need to know.
This Monday, Eutelsat, Airbus and ESA presented the new Quantum satellite in Portsmouth, UK. A communications satellite of the latest generation, it is much more versatile than anything that came before.
Africa's space race is accelerating as more countries on the continent launch satellites. This is bringing faster internet, better weather forecasting and improved disaster management to the continent.
From solar panels to apps that cut food waste, green tech is helping transform Africa. But its success rests on the continent's digitalization. Smart Africa's new Director General Lacina Koné told DW connectivity is key.
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