Category Archives: Digital Divide

Out of Africa: A new kind of telecoms operator is evolving in Africa and the Middle East

Out of Africa: A new kind of telecoms operator is evolving in Africa and the Middle East
That mobile phones are transforming economic and social life in Africa is now widely understood. Less well known are the companies that are leading the charge. Following a flurry of deals over the past 18 months, five African and Middle Eastern operators are now vying for supremacy. These regional powerhouses have worked out how to earn princely sums in the world’s poorest places. So far they have mostly been too busy signing up new subscribers to compete vigorously with each other. But that is now starting to change, and the industry is preparing for a round of consolidation as the operators start to attack each other’s markets.
http://economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8381911

When in Rome… Will U.S. Laws count? Spamhaus case causes concerns.

When in Rome… Will U.S. Laws count? Spamhaus case causes concerns.
Sometimes it can be hard coming up with ideas for a weekly opinion column. But there’s one well that never seems to go dry (unfortunately). I can always rely on some court or politician making a shortsighted decision that has the potential to hurt the entire technology business and even the Internet itself.
http://eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2047266,00.asp