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Blog: Nairobi emerging as tech hub

20 May 2013, 15:13

Nairobi - If the future of computing lies in mobile and the fastest growth in mobile uptake will come from poor countries, Africa is where much of the action will be. Kenya, is emerging as a regional leader with its impressive history of investment in communications technology.

According to Quartz reports, May has seen Nairobi became the third African city after Johannesburg and Casablanca, and the 41st globally, to become home to an IBM “innovation center,” a co-working space with high-end equipment and visiting experts, following entry of GSMA, a mobile operators’ association and standards-setting body, and other tech firms choosing to have their African operations head quartered in the city.

The move is attributed to the simple reason that a lot of the worldwide growth in mobile will come from Africa, according to mobile technology experts.

- For more visit Quartz


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