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OA News: October 3-5, 2011

October 5, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. A warning to those using the social network to meet new people in Swaziland:
    Getting HIV/AIDS from Facebook {Swazi Observer}
  2. The view that ‘digital scarcity’ empowers oppressive rulers, notably those in Malawi:
    No Hashtag? No Revolution {The Tyee}
  3. Eight of seventeen firms submitting 4G bids in Kenya are international companies that have partnered with local operators:
    Global companies line up for 4G licence contract {Africa Business Communities}
  4. Cisco Systems estimates 46% CAGR for IP traffic in SA. Video is expected to grow 87%; broadband 15%:
    SA Internet traffic to surge sevenfold by 2015 {Engineering News}
  5. Response to an article (generally accurate, it seems) stating that Mauritius is not tech-savvy:
    Cyber Mauritius {Ashesh R Blog}
  6. Explaining the lack of 3G in Algeria when Morocco has used the technology for nearly 5 years:
    The reasons for the delay of the Algerian Internet {Morocco World News}
  7. A computer or smartphone is no longer needed to create a Gmail account:
    Sign up to Gmail from your featurephone {Google Africa Blog}
  8. IPv6 training for ICT professionals in Botswana was recently held in Gaborone. Participants discussed challenges facing developing nations:
    Govt working to close digital divide – Molale {Mmegi Online}
  9. Afribone has doubled client-side bandwidth without adding additional international bandwidth:
    Caching solution helps Malian ISP meet booming demand {Developing Telecoms}
  10. Nigeria: One product helps large service providers optimize international bandwidth. The other allows local switching to reduce latency by 100ms:
    Main One Cable Unveils New IP Services {Daily Trust via allAfrica}
  11. The site, which saw 130,000 unique visitors from Uganda in August, is now online media friendly:
    Redesigned New Vision site excites readers {New Vision}
  12. A release on the upcoming ACE cable’s arrival in Sierra Leone – how it will happen, how it will address poverty, and more. Of course, regulatory measures need to accompany the new infrastructure:
    World Bank Supports Submarine Communications Cable and Helps Unlock High-Speed Opportunities {World Bank via allAfrica}