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Video roundup: white space broadband, 4G for Tanzania, ICT in education, BRCK, and more

June 11, 2013  »  VideoNo Comment

Governments across Africa are as focused as ever on strengthening ICT services. ICT for education and stronger national policies are just two areas in the spolight. At the same time, private companies are investing in mobile broadband. Microsoft is pushing white space broadband and Google is supporting similar projects.

Like last month, the majority of YouTube videos highlighting African ICT progress come from East Africa and Ghana, but this month also includes Namibia and Tunisia.
 

Microsoft 4Afrika “Mawingu” ou la connexion internet haut débit par l’énergie solaire

Microsoft is introducing rural broadband to parts of Africa using unoccupied white space frequencies. In this video, a Maasai village is connected to the internet for the first time.

 

ICT in Ghanaian Schools

An insight into the debate about the future of Ghanaian education. Should ICT be a priority when problems with basic literacy problems still persist?

 

Smile Communications Tanzania – the first true 4G LTE broadband in Africa

Smile is one of the first companies in Africa to offer 4G LTE service. This four minute video promotes the company and the new mobile speeds.

 

Tanzania calls on African countries to share knowledge on ICT development

Tanzania has called on African countries to share knowledge and experience on advances and trends in the information and communication sector to speed up development.

 

H.E. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister for Youth and ICT, Rwanda

The Rwandan ICT minister on the Transform Africa program, how ICTs are transforming lives in Rwanda, and the importance of ICT events.

 

Fred Matiang’i ICT secretary to tackle cyber crime in Kenya

Kenya’s ICT ministry is taking steps to prevent cyber crime from becoming a problem as more Kenyans go online.

 

Africa’s Mobile Millenium – Part 1

According to the GSM Association, Africa is the mobile frontier, with an estimated number of 649 million subscribers. In this video, four key African telecoms stakeholders debate the roles and opportunities in the mobile space on the continent.

 

eLearning Africa. Namibia, Windhoek 29-31. May 2013

Various clips from the 8th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training.

 

Developing Rwanda’s ICT Sector

In order to develop Rwanda’s ICT sector, the government introduced the National Fiber Backbone project in 2008, aimed at transforming Rwanda to a Knowledge economy, while providing adequate broadband communications services across the country. This video looks at this project, along with other pieces of Rwanda’s ICT (including transport and construction).

 

Innovation Tunisie – إبتكارتونس

Powered by Google, the ‘Innovation Tunisie‘ initiative is a framework to stimulate the Tunisian economy.

 

BRCK – your backup generator for the internet

The BRCK, a battery-powered internet access point, successfully met its funding goal on Kickstarter.