Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft initative to bring connectivity to Kenya's rural areas
Your BYF team is back with a video on the power of technology with today's Weekly Spotlight on TV white space closes digital divide in Kenya.
With more than 4 billion people in the world lacking internet access, Mawingu hopes to provide a solution.
Mawingu is part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative to improve global competitiveness in Africa.
The company uses TV white space, or the gaps in between TV channels, to deliver fast, affordable and reliable connectivity to rural areas in Kenya.
Having Internet access is transforming schools, farms and local residents in Nanyuki, a town of 30,000 nestled near Mount Kenya 125 miles north of Nairobi.
Using the power of the Internet to pursue passions, advance their education and better understand the world is having an impact.
Satya Nadella visited Kenya, and Nanyuki, to celebrate the launch of Windows 10, and to see firsthand how technology can transform people and organisations.
“When I think about the true opportunity of technology in years to come, it is true empowerment that spreads more evenly. And that is the opportunity here.” (Satya Nadella)