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OA News: October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. How will ICANN’s changes to the root zone impact Africa?:
    Root zone changes may shake up Net in Africa {CIO.de}
  2. Nigerian products and technology have potential, but proper access to information must first exist:
    Increased access to information will boost Nigeria’s businesses {234Next.com}
  3. Intelsat’s Africa regional vice-president warns about the ‘broadband access gap’. He adds that a 1% increase in broadband penetration is tied to a 1.3% boost in GDP:
    Africa urged to pay more attention to broadband access {Engineering News}
  4. Dimension Data has acquired a 51% stake in Moroccan telecommunication infrastructure services company Telcom:
    Didata buys into Moroccan telecoms {SouthAfrica.info}
  5. IEC Telecom Group in Paris has established a new entity, ASTEC Telecom, operating from Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo. Mobile and fixed satellite services will be sold to industries and institutions:
    Diving Into The African Market Is IEC Telecom’s New Sub {SatNews.com}
  6. France Telecom is likely to supplement WiMax in Sub-Saharan Africa:
    Augere raises funds to step up international WiMAX push {Rethink Wireless}
  7. The money transfer services is increasingly popular, with 30,000 daily transactions:
    Over a million join Vodacom’s M-pesa {The Citizen}
  8. Millions of prepaid subscribers on the network can enjoy the benefits of high speed internet service:
    GLO Introduces High Speed 3G Internet Modems {This Day via allAfrica.com}