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OA News: October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment

Again, a very busy news day:

  1. The Rwandan ICT budget is mostly on pace, but greater skills are needed to support the initiatives:
    Over 90 Percent of ICT Budget for 2008 Well Utilised {The New Times via allAfrica}
  2. Nigeria wants to encourage those already with licenses to develop:
    NCC – No Plan to License More Telecoms Operators {This Day via allAfrica}
  3. An example of how government and industry can interact in regards to ICT:
    Governor Sheirff Commends DAAR Communications {Daily Champion via allAfrica}
  4. The capital city boasts 53% Internet penetration:
    Kampala Leads in Internet Use {Daily Nation via allAfrica}
  5. RSAWEB cuts ADSL prices by up to 60% as tech, competition increase in SA:
    More ADSL price cuts {}
  6. Roaming costs will be kept as low as possible:
    West Africa plans legal framework on mobile roaming {}
  7. The results come from a Rockefeller Foundation survey of 50 universities:
    Innovation, use of IT still low in East Africa schools {InfoWorld}
  8. The South African Finance Minister addresses the nation’s ICT plans for the next 6 months:
    ICT gets a budget nod {ITWeb}
  9. The award is given for the bank’s help with the Main One cable project in West Africa:
    AfDB Receives Africa Investor Award as Sponsor of the Year { Sponsor Wire}
  10. Algeria’s infrastructure a top priority in the coming years:
    Algerie Telecom to spend $6 bln on upgrades by 2014 {Reuters}
  11. The Vodacom exec addresses mobile penetration:
    Mobile Internet in Africa: Interview with Jose Henriques, Vodacom {}
  12. The summary of a podcast discussing broadband and mobile banking in Africa:
    Africa online podcast {Cambridge Broadband Networks}