ARED GROUP INC
Bridging the digital divide.
In Africa alone, around 800 million people today are not participating in the digital economy, and it is due to 4 key factors: 1. High cost of internet, 2. Storage and computing infrastructure are located outside the continent, 2. Most Smartphones in Africa have low processing power and internal memory; therefore, users cannot download apps, and take as many pictures as they want, 3. Energy challenges: we cannot talk about the digital revolution without solving the energy gap that exists in Africa. At ARED, we developed a solar-powered local distributed storage and computing infrastructure that is implemented across a wide area (rural, semi-urban) that will help minimize the digital access cost for users and SMEs.