TED has financed South Africa’s Eduze to launch an innovative Wi-Fi based technology called CLOX or Cloud in a Box. This technology strives to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world.
CLOX wants to mitigate the frustration Internet users in most African countries face, such as slow speed and the high cost of Internet connection. The technology will enable users to connect to the Internet on a fast connection (without waiting and buffering) and at no data charges.
Eduze becomes the second African startup to receive funding from TED, after Kenya’s BRCK, which also strives at connecting the underserved Internet users on the continent.
TED’s Head of Media Distribution, Deron Triff said, “Eduze has pioneered something extraordinary thanks to its technology, for the first time, entire swaths of the global population will have the ability to connect and explore, to discover and learn. It’s exactly this kind of breakthrough in connectivity we seek in our work to spread ideas to the far corners of the world.”
With TED’s backing, Eduze will also highlight TED Talks to users in …read more