Scientific Measure of Africa's Connectivity

M. Zennaro, E. Canessa, K. R. Sreenivasan, A. A. Rehmatullah, R. L. Cottrell

Abstract


Data on Internet performance and the analysis of its trend can be useful for decision makers and scientists alike. Such performance measurements are possible using the PingER methodology. We use the data thus obtained to quantify the difference in performance between developed and developing countries, sometimes referred to as the "digital divide." Motivated by the recent interest of G8 countries in African development, we particularly focus on the African countries.

Keywords


Internet; Africa; PingER; Digial Divide; Development

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