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Post Archive for May 2011

OA News: May 20-23, 2011
May 23, 2011 ♦ No Comment

g|Maghreb, good biz env. in Rwanda, SA (edu/uni) broadband speeds, Nigerian PowerPoint skills, mobile web in EA

Highlights from Vodafone’s mobile broadband report
May 23, 2011 ♦ One Comment
Highlights from Vodafone’s mobile broadband report

Vodafone’s recent policy report, “Making broadband accessible to all,” gathered expert opinion on what is shaping broadband policy in developing nations.

Looking back: Africa ONE (intended to be Africa’s first fibre ring)
May 21, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments
Looking back: Africa ONE (intended to be Africa’s first fibre ring)

Nearly 12 years ago, Global Crossing announced plans to build a 39,000km, $1.6 billion fibre-optic cable around Africa. The project was slated to be completed in three years.

OA News: May 16-19, 2011
May 19, 2011 ♦ No Comment

ICT prices fall 20+% over 2 years, Vodafone Social Impact of Mobile report, does broadband help society as much as we think?, 10 years of Nigerian GSM

Ten years ago: Ghanaian bandwidth nationalism
May 18, 2011 ♦ No Comment
Ten years ago: Ghanaian bandwidth nationalism

Nii Quaynor, an Internet pioneer of Ghana, adhered to nationalistic bandwidth practices: 1) increase rates for Ghanaians who access international sites and 2) consider having affluent countries support high African access costs.

Thoughts on the arrival of streaming video
May 18, 2011 ♦ One Comment

Will streaming video become as popular in Africa as it is in North America?
Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Report: Spring 2011, reveals that over both a 24-hour and peak periods, more North American fixed-access bandwidth is used to stream Netflix video than is devoted to any other form of data usage. …