Internet Access

  • Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

    … When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave…

    The Official Google Blog- 25 readers -
  • CSquared gets new investors to expand internet access in Africa

    … Three billion people around the world are now online, but access remains critically low in Africa, where only 10 percent of households can connect to the internet. In 2011, a team of Googlers identified a major barrier to affordable, reliable broadband in Africa: the lack of fiber optic networks in large cities. This led to Project Link…

    The Official Google Blog- 21 readers -
  • Partnering toward the next generation of mobile networks

    … deploy to deliver our services efficiently. Across all of these, we’ve relied on common design and operational principles, such as the use of software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization and site reliability engineering, to help us deliver our services reliably. As people increasingly access the Internet through their mobile…

    The Official Google Blog- 43 readers -
  • #DigitalskillsforAfrica: Over 500,000 people in Africa trained

    … While more people are able to get online across Africa — on track to reach 500 million users by 2020 — many still lack digital skills. Without skilled people who can take full advantage of the opportunities that the internet brings, communities won’t be able to access the opportunities to build businesses, create jobs and boost economic growth…

    The Official Google Blogin Mobile- 11 readers -
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