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OA News: October 8-14, 2013
October 14, 2013 ♦ News
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This week’s African tech news round-up consists of 100 stories from 29+ countries.

African internet and broadband facts from ‘Measuring the Information Society 2013′ report
October 14, 2013 ♦ Broadband & Statistics
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A recent ITU report examines global ICT development, the cost of broadband, and how youth are driving internet usage. We’ve broken out how trends apply to African countries.

CTO Forum 2013 aims to turn rhetoric into broadband access
October 13, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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CTO Forum 2013 served as another means of bringing together ministers, experts, and policymakers who have the ability to drive down internet access costs for African consumers.

A growing number of African countries stress better mobile quality of service
October 7, 2013 ♦ Mobile
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Quality of mobile service is a crucial area of African telecommunications that needs improvement. Steps are being taken to improve the mobile experience for consumers in approximately half of African nations.

OA News: September 30 – October 7, 2013
October 7, 2013 ♦ News
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This week’s African tech news round-up consists of 131 stories from 32 countries.

Working toward internet governance for North Africa
October 6, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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The 2nd annual Arab Internet Governance Forum was recently held in Algiers, Algeria under the theme “Partners for Development.” Discussions focused on cyber security, freedom of the internet, the creation of infrastructure, and youth opportunities.