The internet is infrastructure. Accessing it is as essential as access to dams, ports, and roads. But less than 25% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is connected to mobile internet, and less than 5% has fixed broadband. Free Basics, Project Link, Airtel Zero, national digitalization plans: several initiatives have recently been launched by content providers, network operators and governments to connect the unconnected.
Take a look at the presentation prepared for the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2018 by Boutheina Guermazi, Practice Manager, Digital Development, World Bank.