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Post Archive for December 2009

To think 10 years ago it was a feat to have all 54 countries online…
December 31, 2009 ♦ No Comment
To think 10 years ago it was a feat to have all 54 countries online…

By the end of the year 2000, every African nation could boast an active Internet connection. However, this statistic sounds more meaningful that it actually was. Most connections were unstable, slow, and limited to capital cities and the elite classes. Ten years later, Africa is much more connected, but the …

OA News: December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009 ♦ No Comment

What should 2010 have in store for Africa? Cultural trends in addition to infrastructure

OA News: December 30, 2009
December 30, 2009 ♦ No Comment

ACE cable project for Liberia, Rwanda’s WiFi hopes, Nigerian broadband in ’10

OA News: December 29, 2009
December 29, 2009 ♦ No Comment

Rwanda’s mobile broadband, eBooks, 2010 projections, social networks & productivity

Recent ICT blog posts and articles
December 25, 2009 ♦ 2 Comments
Recent ICT blog posts and articles

Here are a few miscellaneous articles and posts that have been shared in the past week in case you missed them the first time:

How inefficient operators, information asymmetry between regulator and operators and the role of the regulator to balance the interests of consumers, competing enterprises and investors is not …

A look at pre-Internet Christmas ICT
December 25, 2009 ♦ No Comment

Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” actually is a fine example of using ICT to spread information. The project can be considered an ancestor of today’s viral video. Although the lyrics paint Africa in a poor light – a place without food or water and a countryside full of …