Tag: affordability

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How to Lower Costs on State-Owned Fibre Networks in Africa

TLDR; Create a vehicle for smaller operators to become part-owners of state-owned fibre backhaul networks “It costs more to get data to the coast than it does to get it the rest of the way to Europe!” Since the arrival...

/ 15 November 2016
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Net Neutrality in Africa

The Net Neutrality debate has been back in the news over the last few weeks, thanks to an announcement from the United States communications regulator (FCC) that they were revisiting Net Neutrality in the light of a court decision in...

/ 7 May 2014

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?  In this post I look at the spectrum...

/ 31 March 2014

Africa’s LTE Future

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0If you follow communication infrastructure in Africa, you would be forgiven if you have begun to think of LTE as the promised land.  There is no doubt...

/ 17 January 2014

GSM and Dynamic Spectrum

Adoption of Television White Spaces (TVWS) spectrum saw great progress in 2013.  The Google-sponsored Cape Town TVWS trial was completed and the results were an unqualified success.  TVWS trials got underway in Malawi.  And Microsoft pushed ahead with pilots in...

/ 3 January 2014