Internet Connection in Africa

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Imagine going a day without an internet connection or maybe just a couple of hours. It's probably hard for you to think of life without connectivity. . . but that's the reality of over 70% of people on the African continent, with Nigeria and Ghana's share of internet users at 51% and 53% respectively.

Various parameters have placed Africa in this position. For example number of ISP subscriptions, several hosts, EXP traffic, and overall available bandwidth.  However, if this is any consolation, Africa has the highest growth potential.

For instance, a climate where access to services is offered while attempts are made to take services to unserved and underserved areas has been formed in countries with liberal telecommunications sectors, like Nigeria, which opened the market over 30 years ago.

Ghana has also been running the race to expand its access to affordable connectivity. According to the ranking of mobile and fixed broadband speeds from around the world by Speedtest Global Index, Ghana placed first in Africa with a speed of 57.09 Mbps. As a result, Ghana has the fastest fixed broadband in Africa. South Africa, which came in at number 85 in the world, is then placed after Ghana. In Africa, Egypt came in third.

Even as we see agencies and bodies pull resources to put Africa on the Internet Map, international businesses are playing their part in providing high-speed Internet solutions which make it easier to do business, and allow seamless travel connectivity, thereby making African countries a more welcoming destination.

The Cellular Connectivity Game Changer That is e-SIM

One mobile connectivity solution that is slowly taking over is eSIM. This is because it provides a new level of convenience and accessibility for everyone. 

Also read - eSIM a travelers hack.

The only requirement for a customer to start using the new technology today may be that their phone and their carrier both accept e-SIMs. Some phones with e-SIMs still retain traditional SIM card slots to assist bridge the gap, but, likely, such trays will soon disappear. Experts are forecasting that low-cost devices will, in time, adapt to this technology too.

Therefore, an e-SIM seems far simpler to maintain than any of the alternatives, whether a consumer is traveling, moving carriers, or upgrading his phone. Thankfully, technology is advancing faster than the average consumer can keep up, so it will soon be present everywhere.

Travelers, tourists, or shoppers moving to another country can quickly transfer operators without buying a new phone, a different SIM card, or roaming their lines. Local clients can also benefit from switching mobile providers if they find a better offer or better local network coverage. This saves time on ordering and waiting for a new SIM card because you can do it all from your phone's settings using the e-SIM app.

Afrosim Imprinting e-SIM In African Communities

In its effort to bridge the digital divide in Africa, Afrosim is making e-SIM services available to improve customer experience amongst locals and African travelers. Their e-SIM enables consumers to store multiple contracts on a single device. They have sped up the activation process and eliminated distribution costs since purchase is done primarily online. Now travelers within Africa can securely and remotely activate and manage their e-SIM cellular subscriptions.

Learn more about Afrosim HERE

Steps To Activating Your e-SIM

  • Step 1. Go to the Afrosim website, and choose your destination and package to make a purchase.

  • Step 2.  Go ahead and install your sim.

  • Step 3.  A QR code will be sent to your email immediately. Scan and your profile are all set.

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