STF Mag Feature: The African Internet Connectivity Journey Is On Its Path To Global Economic Success
As published in the July Issue of SubTel Forum Magazine
By David Eurin
July 29, 2022
Africans are getting ready to take over the world. This may not be a sentiment the developed world tends to agree with, but it is time to acknowledge the facts. Around 17% of the world’s population reside in Africa and according to an article by the World Economic Forum, the urban population of Africa is expected to nearly triple by 2050.
Couple this with the fact that Africa sports the world’s youngest and fastest-urbanising population and you have got yourself a recipe for growth. But what’s stopping them from taking their rightful place in the world economy?
The answer to this question is obviously complicated and full of history and nuance, but I would argue that one structural obstacle still stands firm in the way of Africa’s economic metamorphosis. There is not just enough of Internet connectivity.
The World Bank posits that the digital…