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OA News: October 16, 2009

October 16, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Yet another Internet exchange point has arrived in South Africa:
    New exchange changes old traditions {ITWeb}
  2. Mobile phones have penetrated poor countries more than any other technology in the past, and perhaps half of the population in developing nations have mobile access. However, the broadband penetration rate in Africa is 1/200th that of Europe:
    Mobile telecoms survive economic crisis {Money.ninemsn.com}
  3. In Tanzania, Sasatel, a telecoms company, will offer SMEs (small and medium enterprises) a free internet connection for a week:
    Tanzania: Sasatel Offers SMEs Free Internet Service {allAfrica}