Africa’s most active ICT regions

Based on information being supplied to media, Africa’s ICT industry is growing – boosted by the advent of mobile product and services, but sustaining this momentum is dependent on the identification and implementation of the right investment in ICT, skills and innovation, as well as connectivity.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013, South Africa ranks 70th out of 144 economies surveyed.

In the global audit, sub-Saharan Africa is not faring much better either, as the report suggested that a number of regions are not doing enough to boost connectivity.

In Africa 16% of people are using the Internet and there is a broad gap in terms of fixed-broadband penetration rates – with 6.1% in developing countries (and less than 1% in Sub-Saharan Africa), compared with 27.2% in developed countries.

In thelist, ITNewsAfrica takes a look at the ICT activity of various countries acrossAfrica, we explore regions that are making serious inroads into the ICT sector, who continue to engage and embrace technology trends and demonstrate the continent’s capability.

The following regions are ranked in the list: Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt.These regions are ranked based on coverage, relevance of news and impact this news has had on markets and economies.

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