I would like to share an awesome product that can handle Africa! The guys from BRCK has this to say:
We’re a team of software developers, engineers and technologists who are from Africa and live here. We have a long history of building things, such as Ushahidi, Crowdmap and the iHub. Our expertise runs from cloud software to fingerprint scanners for mobile devices to high-level medical device prototyping and manufacturing.
The BRCK was designed and prototyped in Nairobi, Kenya. We wanted a connectivity device that fit our needs, where electricity and internet connections are problematic both in urban and rural areas.
As we laid out what such a device would look like - physically robust, able to connect to multiple networks, a hub for all local devices, enough backup power to survive a blackout - we realized that the way the entire world is connecting to the web is changing. We no longer only get online via desktops in our office with an ethernet connection, we have multiple devices, and mobile connectivity is crucial.
BRCK has mobility in mind, insert a 3G data enabled SIM card in over 140 countries and broadcast a WiFi signal that you can share. If you don’t have a SIM card, BRCK still has you covered, as we have a BRCK vMNO for global connectivity without SIM cards. We also included an external GSM antenna port for those times that you’re at the edge of the signal range and need to attach an antenna to reach the distance. BRCKs internal enterprise-level 802.11 b/g/n router with a 10/100Mbps WAN/LAN Port gives you plenty of speed that you can share with up to 20 devices.
If it works in Africa, it can work anywhere!