As the end of 2022 gets closer, we at Radio Innovation aim to keep our sleeves rolled up and bring you new exciting updates on our progress from around the world. The latest of them being the truly inspiring partnership with Radiocloud, to drastically improve the reach of affordable mobile connectivity in Africa.
On Monday 5th December 2022, Radio Innovation announced a far-reaching partnership with Stockholm based digital infrastructure company Radiocloud AB to jointly address the internet access challenge in Africa. Internet access and smartphone penetration on the African continent lag far behind the rest of the world. This partnership offers the promise of bringing high speed mobile broadband to over 30 million users in the next 24 months.
Measured by any metric most of the African Nations are far behind in the “Digital Divide”. While any significant penetration of optical fiber in local and urban networks is decades away, 4G and 5G networks offer the only viable option for the continent’s population to enter and participate in the digital economy. The lack of broadband in many Sub-Saharan and Sahel region countries has forced small businesses and administrative institutions to rely on slow 3G connections for internet connectivity.
On this very busy time for us at Radio Innovation, we would like to wish you a wonderful and peaceful beginning of the winter season. On behalf of the CEO of Radio Innovation, Dusyant Patel, we send you our warmest holiday greetings and look forward to getting back to you with more news before the end of this great year!