Africa: Continent Ready for Information Technology Investment, UN Summit Told

As a two-day summit on improving Africa’s information technology infrastructure wrapped up today in Rwanda, the head of the United Nations telecommunications agency reminded investors that Africa is “open for business and looking for partnerships.” The Connect Africa Summit, held in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, brought together some 1,000 participants, including political leaders, executives of information and communication technology (ICT) companies and heads of development banks. see:Intel backs wireless Africa plan
Africa needs to embrace wireless broadband as a potential solution to the digital divide, the chairman of Intel Craig Barrett has said.”It’s cheaper, easier and more efficient to communicate wirelessly,” he told the BBC News website.Less than 1% of Africans have access to broadband and only 4% use the net.

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