Taking extra steps to speed up Africa's data standard

Taking extra steps to speed up Africa’s data standard

In the last decades, data about what and where in Africa are either unavailable or inaccurate. The little available data are majorly sourced from foreign sources that sometimes do not consider the intricacies of the black continent. With the rise of technology in Africa, the demand for data has increased significantly. The demand has been met by inadequate supply until recently. Data acquisition companies are stepping up to this demand by providing cutting edge-data acquisition tools, world-class expertise and native techniques.

Companies like Milsat are introducing native technologies that are designed to cater to the specific needs of the African market. 

With a simple mission to “Make African location data acquisition native, custom, and consistent”, Milsat is doing its bit to champion an age of completeness in Africa’s data.

Technology deficiencies such as internet connectivity and low power supply take centre stage in the challenges of data in this clime. Milsat is developing acquisition tools that can work in areas with limited internet connectivity with its IoT Rommable sims.  Considerable parts of Africa still lack reliable internet connectivity, particularly in rural areas. To address this, Milsat has developed tools that can work offline, auto-connect with the strongest connection and optimally function with limited connectivity. This means data can still be collected and stored seamlessly in areas with poor internet connectivity. 

Africa's data collectors

Great businesses find solutions to important issues. Statistics have shown that the problems of data standards in Africa are related to technology and personnel. In the last 2 years, Milsat has invested in the education of over 10,000 youths in areas where data literacy is low. Before now, many individuals involved in the collection phase of the data acquisition procedure lacked the required skills. Milsat has developed modules and curriculums that have taken learners from 0 to 100 in data education. Additionally, these modules do not only focus on data acquisition but also on foundational knowledge of data analysis and presentation. By providing data education to individuals across the continent, Milsat is bridging the gap between the skills that people have and the skills they need to succeed in this data-intensive economy.

The inefficiencies of data hampered growth across industries in the continent. Many sectors in Africa still rely on traditional data sources; a clearly haphazard approach. Milsat caters to these inefficiencies by providing education to businesses on the data they need to make informed decisions. Workplace data education focuses on teaching the workforce how to analyze data and identify trends that matter to the industry’s future. By providing this education, Milsat has helped key sectors to create a culture of data literacy in Africa, which is essential for the long-term success of the continent.

For an age-long problem, it is hard to picture an overnight success in improving the standards of data of this continent. But for a passionate business like Milsat, it is not impossible to champion a data-balanced continent. Milsat is doing the required work to improve all the involved elements of Africa’s data through sophisticated native technologies and digestible educational content.

Need data? We can lend a hand. Call +2348181500002 or Send a mail to our experts at project@milsat.tech for enquiries