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Gabon to Holds 3G Auction

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WASHINGTON July 27, 2010 - Gabon will be holding a 3G auction. Bids have a deadline of September 30th.

Ms. Laure Olga Gondjout

"The third generation is a revolutionary tool that will allow the public easier access to information and conduct business transactions over the Internet," said the Minister of Communication, Postal Services and the Digital Economy, Ms Laure Olga Gondjout

The nation already possess a 100% penetration level for cellular services with four nationwide operators, Zain, Libertis, Moov and Azur.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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