The BBC’s Claire Spencer chooses five African tech trends to watch for in 2018.
Land registry, you may not alter,
The use of outsourcing work to Africa
Making it easier to pay for things
Things, delivered by drone
Turn the lights on when you are off the grid
The idea: the National networks are struggling to provide for people who have access to it, not to mention extend to people in the hard-to-reach areas. Renewable energy presents an opportunity for people to create energy closer to home.
Application: Peg Africa is one of the companies which sell solar panels to people who are not on the national electricity grid. Solar panels are just too expensive for a lot of people and pay in installments by means of small payments on mobile money when they want the electricity.
What happened in 2017: PEG Africa raised$ 13.5 million, reports Techmoran.
What can we expect for 2018: PEG Africa is expanding rapidly in Ghana and Côte d’ivoire.