Microsoft Coming To Africa With Cheap Connectivity For Rural Areas

11 May 2018

Telecoms

Microsoft has found a very lucrative opportunity in Africa that other Telecoms have not been bothered to tap into.

The continent simply needs a telecom model that focuses on giving access and affordability (low cost) of connectivity to rural areas. Microsoft wants to achieve this.

On the side-lines of Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Taarifa Chief Editor Magnus Mazimpaka held an enriching conversation with Angela Ng’ang’a Microfsoft’s Corporate Affairs Lead MEA Emerging Markets.

Often, you will find in many African countries that the telecoms operators tend to have their connectivity within the urban areas and there are a lot of limitations towards rural areas because of the amount of time it would take for them to get back their investments in rural areas. Read the full article on Taarifa here.