Nokia has been working with partners in Kenya to bring internet connectivity to rural and underserved communities in the African country. The government wants all schools online by 2030.
Alphabet's Loon company will be winding up in the coming months after the firm failed to become commercially viable. Alphabet will share what it learned from Loon and continue to use some of the tech.
Loon has announced that it has begun providing internet service for customers of Telkom Kenya. This will help those especially who are in rural areas away from cities where it's hard to get connected.
The UK is funding a supercomputer which helps to track devastating locust swarms. It also uses predicted weather data to work out where the locusts will move to next, giving farmers time to prepare.
Loon LLC and Telkom Kenya have entered an agreement to launch Loon's balloons to help connect everyone in the country, even those out in the more rural areas that are difficult to connect.
Project Loon could very well be coming to Kenya to provide connectivity for those in rural areas. Alphabet is currently in talks with telecoms in the country working out contracts.
With the Kenyan elections around the corner, Facebook Africa is stepping up its efforts to curb the spread of fake news on its platform that could negatively affect the election on August 8.