• Organization TypeService Providers
  • Staff6-25
  • Founded2014

Big Data for Africa

Working across Africa with governments, business, and civil society to produce data with the power to improve people's lives. BDA was founded on the desire to provide a system of mining and collecting data that complements traditional practices, and enhances the overall understanding of citizen welfare in Africa. By harnessing the power of Big Data and mobile phone technology, BDA presents governments, NGOs and private organizations in Africa with the opportunity to gain richer, real-time insights into the citizens, clients and communities they serve, AND we provide ALL citizens with a voice and the opportunity to communicate and engage with public and private-sector decision-makers within their local and the larger community. Their technology is not limited by low or no-connectivity. Built on a proprietary NB4 platform; the BDA application is powered by the first network agnostic solution of its kind. It has the capacity to maintain an unbroken connection with any smartphone or IoT device regardless of network type (2G-SMS, 3/4/5G & WiFi) or network quality (saturated or weak).   AN UNBROKEN CONNECTION The BDA application is built on an NB4 platform which optimizes device traffic and enables navigation across available networks. Apps and connected devices automatically select the best network available, ensuring constant connectivity, network optimization and load management. A FRUGAL CONNECTION The Be-Bound NB4 compression algorithm reduces data traffic generated by use of the BDA application, making it as light as possible. This means that even when their application is working with 3G/4G networks, users consume up to 5x less data than when using standard applications.  
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