Africa

African blogs on ICT for development
African blogs on ICT for development 27 May 2008 Karel Novotný

As part of its research activities, APC has compiled a list of African ICT blogs. Thematically, most of them focus on ICT4D issues, although some others deal rather with online journalism, ICT policy, freedom of expression, or other related issues. Both very generally focused blogs are represented (ICT in Africa), as well as blogs looking at specific issues (alternative energy sources). The list includes both blogs from individual bloggers, as well as some relevant blogs by groups, NGOs or pr...

Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 23 May 2008 Abiodun Jagun

This paper, The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable, commissioned by APC, was submitted to and circulated through the ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008. It was later published, with more detailed information, together with four case studies (Angola, Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana) on the APC website in our research section.

ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008
ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008 23 May 2008

According to the organisers, “ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together and focus on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. APC submitted two papers to this event: The case for Open Access communications infrastructure in Africa: impact of international submarine cable infrastructure [SAT-3/WASC] in four Af...

We want you! A call for your (mobile) expertise!
We want you! A call for your (mobile) expertise! 21 May 2008 Katrin Verclas

APC-member SANGONeT and MobileActive.org invite you to contribute your expertise to MobileActive08 to take place from 13-15 October 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Do you have expertise in the field of mobile technologies for social development? Are you a researcher working on mobile technology for social impact? Are you a mobile service provider with specific products to exhibit that bene...

The wireless school connectivity project... a concrete outcome
The wireless school connectivity project... a concrete outcome 21 May 2008 Muroro Dziruni

The wireless school connectivity project is an initiative that has connected a secondary school in a poor township of Harare to the internet, using wireless technologies. The genesis of this project was a result of the Southern Africa Wireless Workshop, which took place in Pretoria, South Africa in 2005 and was organized by APC. Muroro Dziruni of Connect Africa in Zimbabwe tells the story of ho...

The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study
The Case for “Open Access” in Africa: Mauritius case study 15 May 2008 Russell Southwood

This case study looks at the relationship between international bandwidth prices in Mauritius and the impact of its Cyber Island strategy. Whilst other countries along the SAT-3/SAFE cable have struggled to find ways to address the high costs of monopoly international bandwidth on this cable, Mauritius has used a price determination to address the issue. Interestingly, once the process was anno...

The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 15 May 2008 Abiodun Jagun

Submarine cables serving Africa in 2007 (APC)This study examining the impact the SAT-3 fibre optic submarine cable has had on telecommunications in four African countries has found that the potential of the cable has not been properly exploited. Instead, ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbents in the countries researched has reinforced their market positions. The study analyses the effec...

Copyright and education in Africa: Launch of the ACA2K network
Copyright and education in Africa: Launch of the ACA2K network 29 April 2008 Asma Hassan

As the global community marks World Intellectual Property Day 2008 (26 April), an eight-country African research network is being launched with a mandate to investigate the relationship between copyright and education in African countries. The network, called the African Copyright & Access to Knowledge network (ACA2K network), is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Egypt, Ghana, ...

Evaluation of Wireless Workshops CWCA
Evaluation of Wireless Workshops CWCA 18 April 2008 Karel Novotný

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