With so much happening in the African tech market these days, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s a handy guide we’ll try to put out every month on the biggest news in one of tech’s most exciting (and earliest) emerging markets.
The big story in January was Netflix’s Africa entry. CEO Reed Hastings turned the switch on for the entire continent at the company’s CES global expansion announcement. This surprised Africa’s existing VOD providers and much of the continent, as pre-announcement chatter only signaled South Africa would make Netflix’s new coverage map.