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OA News: October 26, 2010

October 27, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Internet: 13 years of growth from ground zero in Nigeria from 1960- 1996 {Vanguard}
    The Internet first appeared in Nigeria during 1997. However, essentially no one had Internet access until the next decade. In fact, only 81 or so Nigerian domains were registered as of 1999.
  2. Stuffing the Internet in a box and shipping it to schools in Africa {EduTech World Bank Blog}
    Do computers loaded with non-African educational resources infringe on the mentality of “African content for Africa”? Also, how can projects such as eGranary evolve with infrastructure, open data, and capacity building?
  3. 3G set to storm Africa, will be far more important than broadband {TechEye}
    Lower cost structures are necessary, such as network sharing, if profit margins are to match those of mature markets.