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OA News: July 24-27, 2011

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  1. Changes to privacy settings now make the social media platform among the safest:
    MXit cracks down on crime {Gadget}
  2. If you think South Africa’s data caps are low, have a look at some international figures:
    How fast can you hit your cap? {MyBroadband}
  3. Press release touting Huawei’s LTE solution coming to SA:
    Huawei showcases its latest LTE mobile broadband solution {ITWeb}
  4. Burundi is making great steps toward 3G service. Officials claim a 10% increase in the number of mobile users will boost GDP by 0.6%:
    Econet Unveils U.S. $ 10 Million 3G Network {East African Business Week via}
  5. A study by Nokia Siemens Networks provides insight on how 50 nations are using the telecoms sector relative to one another. Kenya ranks near the bottom, slightly behind Nigeria:
    Kenya’s potential in telecoms largely untapped: Study {KBC News}
  6. Nigeria has over 8,200 Cisco academy students and counting:
    ‘IT skills gap is closing’ {Vanguard}
  7. The week-long event, themed “My Dream for a Digital Africa,” seeks to explore how modern technologies could be use harness development in resource-poor contexts:
    RLG partners Africa Digital Week {Accra Mail}
  8. Few products are actually made in Africa, and when they claim to be, they often end up as re-branded Chinese items due to cost:
    Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese? {GlobalVoices}
  9. The 8 terabit per second route will increase reliability from Gauteng to Kwazulu-Natal:
    Seacom investing in land network {Times Live}
  10. SA’s digital advertising market now is at critical mass. How can advertisers utilize online media?
    Digital advertising to flourish as SA tops 10m active browsers {The Media Online}
  11. Popular article on how mobile is transforming banking, agriculture, and healthcare:
    Africa’s mobile economic revolution {The Guardian Observer}
  12. Deep insight into data surrounding e-learning at the University of Pretoria. The conclusion is that we must plan before introducing e-learning strategies:
    How Student Technology Profiles Effect Open and Distance Learning in South Africa {Educational Technology Debate}
  13. Education data networks have existed for some years in parts of Africa. Google explores their benefit:
    Building a high-performance Nigerian Research and Education Network {Google Africa Blog}
  14. Co-creation Hub Nigeria is ready to train entrepreneurs and incubate Nigerian businesses:
    Nigerian tech incubators set to mentor and train entrepreneurs {TheNextWeb}
  15. A change-over-time look at ICT data for North Africa, 2000-2009:
    Technology in North Africa {The Long View}

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