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OA News: October 22, 2009

October 22, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment


  1. The report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, says mobile phone use is growing rapidly, while the gap in the availability of broadband Internet is widening between the developed and developing worlds:
    Report: Developing Countries Fall Behind In Broadband Access {VOA News}
  2. The mobile revolution continues in Africa, with signals reaching 42% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population:
    Africa calling: mobile phone usage sees record rise after huge investment {The Guardian}
  3. Eight suitors remain in the battle for a controlling stake in Zambia Telecommunications Co.:
    Zambia Shortlists Eight In Privatization Of Zamtel {Wall Street Journal}
  4. Some target numbers presented for the Rwandan mobile industry:
    MTN Targets Two Million Subscribers By End of Year {The New Times}
  5. How can Africa contribute to the technological world when, historically speaking, many of its innovations have been stolen:
    Africa – Cradle of Modern Technology {The Herald (Zimbabwe)}
  6. Many Internet users who rely on a fiber optic cable in the south of Cameroon recently lost service for a full day. This issue could have been prevented with proper planning:
    When the Backbone is Lacking {Cameroon Tribune}