An Internet of the Poor – A Poor Person’s Internet? Internet Connectivity and use in 12 African Countries

Indra de Lanerolle

Wednesday 7 May 2014 16:30 - 18:00

Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS

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This event is part of ICT4D Seminar Series

Abstract

Internet use is Africa is growing quickly but is the network Africans are using an Internet we would recognise? Using representative survey data from 12 countries in Southern, East and West Africa we examine the phenomenon of ‘mobile centric’ Internet users, the applications and activities that predominate amongst them and discuss some implications for the ‘digital divide’, net neutrality and broadband policies.

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About the speaker

Indra de Lanerolle

University of Witwatersrand

Indra de Lanerolle is a Visiting Researcher, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he runs the Network Society project, the first African partner in the World Internet Project.