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OA News: October 26-27, 2009

October 26, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Nigeria should use a combination of emerging technologies to emerge from the recession:
    ICT can rescue economy, says Ekuwem {Vanguard Nigeria}
  2. Streaming audio and video now accounts for 27% of worldwide bandwidth usage, up from 13% last year:
    Video-On-Demand Now 27% Of Internet Traffic: Study {BroadcastNewsroom}
  3. Mobile phone sales in Africa are up over 500% in the past 5 years:
    550% internet growth for Africa {Africa News}
  4. With greater technologies come greater security problems. How can Africa ensure its mobile phones are secure?:
    Guest Post: Mobile Security in Africa {Mobile Messaging 2.0}
  5. The South African Communications Minister is attempting to strengthen ties with the private sector:
    Nyanda holds first quarterly meeting with ICT companies {BusinessDay}
  6. The BBC admires how Rwanda has connected its rural areas to the Internet:
    ‘Home Grown’ the Only Solution {The New Times via allAfrica}
  7. Kenya’s regulator of the year hopes for more success:
    CCK bets on award to attract more investors {Business Daily Africa}
  8. Webcast schedule to be announced soon:
    China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. Kicks Off Trade Mission to Kenya {Trading Markets}
  9. WiMAX will consolidate broadcast links and provide coverage for the 2010 World Cup:
    Airspan WiMAX Selected for Live Broadcasting in South Africa {SOA World Magazine}
  10. An editorial story of hope based on the experience at ITU Telecoms World 2009:
    Country’s Telecom Glory in Geneva {Vanguard Nigeria via allAfrica}
  11. The industry regulator proposes a one per cent fee on telecoms’ gross annual income to set up a universal fund:
    Telecoms Firms Oppose One Percent Universal Fund {The East African via allAfrica}
  12. NGOs see positive results from better technology, particularly mobile and social:
    Technology Works for Activists {BusinessDay via allAfrica}