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BRCK: Improving Internet Access in Africa

1 year 4 months ago
 

Opportunity

Due to the lack of infrastructure, internet access is very low in Africa. It’s difficult to have broadband connections and routers break down under local conditions. Only 18% of households in Africa have internet access, while the figure in Europe is 84%, according to digital innovation made in Africa catalogue that was prepared by Make-it in Africa initiative.

Solution

BRCK is a small but powerful router that was made by a group of engineers from Kenya in 2013, and it’s now among a series of hardware solutions that improve the internet access in Kenya. One of the solutions is Moja network with over 40 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Nairobi, provided by the high-performance SupaBRCK micro-server.

Photo credit: Design Indaba

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