From the Eacebook Press Room, here is the news about the FB project for expanding the Internet in Africa: News
An estimated 130,000 Africans attempted the journey in 2015 alone, most are escaping the entrenched day-to-day norm of institutionalized and grinding poverty. Some call it the residual effects of a bygone colonial era, however, in our opinion, this is not true. This report highlights the situation: the african diaspora is adrift.
Urgent measures should be started as soon as possible. It is incredible that the population of such a rich continent, full of natural resources, has to flee because lack of food, work opportunities, education and health services. Look at the region´s profile.
You can see the table and graphs for the latest Internet World Stats here.
On Sunday June 26, 2016 the new expansion to the Panama Canal was inaugurated by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela. Here is a good article and video from the Washington Post.
According to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million in September, 2015. Click the link for more information about Nigeria ICT data.
Facebook has anounced on January 24, 2016 that they will build a new data center in Europe. It will be located at Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and it will use cutting-edge technology, making it one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world.
As Facebook subscribers and world-wide traffic grows, its data center requirements are growing along with it.
On January 15, 2016 the Wikipedia celebrates fifteen years of existance. The great mayority of Internet users use this excellent information source, available in over 42 languages, as the starting point for their online research. The English Wikipedia today has more than 5,057,447 articles for free online viewing.
With Kenya update, Internet penetration in Africa has reached 28.6%, with 330,965,359 estimated users currently. View the Africa regional page, where you can also see the latest number of Facebook subscribers by country.
More than 47.3 million people now have Internet access in October 2015 in Vietnam. This includes
36.28 million broadband subscribers, according to the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA). Check out the other Asia Internet Stats at IWS.