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OA News: July 19, 2010

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  1. A new report suggests that Africa’s broadband penetration will increase to 6.8% in the next 5 years. Numerous factors were analyzed:
    New Undersea Cables Will Drive the Growth of Total Broadband Users in Africa from 40 Million In 2010 To 92 Million In 2015 {TMCnet}
  2. A look at Nigeria’s falsely promised undersea broadband connections:
    Broadband Penetration: Where Are The Submarine Cables? {Daily Independent}
  3. Uganda and Sierra Leone have taken steps to reduce the end-user phone call costs:
    African countries tackle interconnection charges {Computerworld}
  4. The shared services project will centralize computer infrastructure in order to cut costs:
    Firms jostle for deals in State computer project {Business Daily Africa}
  5. A new study, by Ookla, finds Rwanda’s Internet speeds the 87th fastest in the world, and the 3rd fastest in Africa. Zambia (averaging 0.26 MB/s) was found to have the slowest typical connection speeds:
    Nation’s Internet Fastest in the Region {TMCnews}
  6. Certain ISPs in South Africa are caching popular P2P files in order to reduce costs:
    Making broadband cheaper through P2P caching {}