Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Global Meeting in Senegal Focuses on Broadband Empowerment

Africa, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless November 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON, November 10, 2010 – Policy makers from around the globe met in Senegal today to discuss information and communications technologies and how they can better empower the world.

Global Telecom Group Finds Number of Internet Users Worldwide Doubles in Past Five Years

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International October 20th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2010 -The number of global internet users doubled in the past five years and will surpass the 2 billion mark in 2010, according to new data from the International Telecommunications Union.

Gabon to Holds 3G Auction

Africa, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless July 27th, 2010

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

Algeria to Hold 4G License Auction

Africa, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless July 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 27, 2010 – In an effort to expand its broadband connectivity the African nation of Algeria will hold a 4G license auction next year. Currently the nation only has three mobile providers; Qtel, Wataniya Telecom Algeria, Orascom Telecom Algeria, and the state owned Algerie Telecom Mobile.

US Falls Behind According to Akamai State of the Internet Report

Broadband Data July 27th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 27, 2010 – Akamai has just released data from its annual State of the Internet Report and the US is falling behind. South Korea has the fastest average maximum speed of 33Mbps, followed by Japan with 26Mbps, Romania with 25Mbos, the US ranks 8th with a speed of 16mbps.

Cisco Executive Sees Big Progress in African Broadband Adoption

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband June 24th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Broadband adoption in Africa has historically lagged when ranked globally, but its use has been growing steadily in recent years, said Yvon Le Roux, Cisco vice president for Africa and Levant. In an interview conducted by Cisco’s internal news bureau, Le Roux said there’s recently been a significant growth in mobile broadband in Africa.

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