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Uganda legislators approve US$75 million for data backbone

Project will provide basic communication to rural communities, helping improve service delivery in such fields as agriculture, education and health care

Mauritius gov’t sets up fund to bridge digital divide

Authorities hope US$2.5 million fund will help provide poor with better Internet access ...

Rwanda gets locally made handsets

A Chinese electronics company has started making cellphone handsets in the African country, with sales set to begin next month. Eventually the devices will be sold in 21 countries on the continent

Kuwait wireless companies expand in Africa

Africa's bustling mobile industry will have more players soon. Kuwait's HiTS will build a network in Tanzania and expand from there, while Zain will add to the 15 countries it already provides service

Africa, EU officials coordinate ICT development plans

Europe is lending a hand to African countries to get science and IT projects off the drawing board, including improving broadband connectivity on the continent

Africa broadband protocol set for June

A critical mass of countries are expected to ratify the e-Africa Commission's regional telecommunications protocol by the end of June, paving the way for implementation of broadband interconnection projects on the continent. The e-Africa Commission is part of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and chartered by the African Union to build and develop the continent's information and communications technology infrastructures.

Satellite may carry African traffic despite new cable

With the proposed East Africa Submarine cable system (EASSy) fiber cable coming on stream in 2008, and the steady roll-out of national backbone and cross-border links, it might be expected that the proportion of African traffic carried by fiber would increase very quickly. This appears unlikely to happen within the next three to five years, according to a recent report from consultancy company, Balancing Act.

Africa gears up for continental cable loop

The East Africa (eAfrica) Commission is on track to start construction, by early 2007, on a fibre-optic loop that will link East African countries to international submarine cable networks, according to project officials.

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