Tag: Telecom Policy

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2015

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Annual ReviewWelcome to the 2nd annual review of telecommunications infrastructure development in Africa.  Last year was my first attempt at painting a big picture of communication infrastructure development on the continent and...

/ 13 January 2016

Open Access Infrastructure and the Cost of Mistrust

Recently I’ve been writing about the relationship of openness and trust in open movements which has led me to think more about the strategic role of trust in general.  Now I find that almost every problem I try to analyse...

/ 27 February 2015

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Annual ReviewA look back.  My review of African telecom infrastructure development in 2014. Undersea Cables Perhaps the most noticeable thing about undersea fibre-optic cable development around Africa was the soundless...

/ 7 January 2015
Monty Python's Mr. Creosote. Perhaps leave some for someone else.

How the ANC is Squandering South Africa’s Digital Future Give us a leader!

The release last week of ResearchICTAfrica (RIA)'s report on mobile phone pricing in Africa has provoked a little controversy in South Africa. The facts are quite damning. South Africa has some of the highest mobile costs on the continent. This...

/ 18 April 2012

Will the Real Mobile Impact Please Stand Up

I’ve just finished reading Jenny Aker and Isaac Mbiti’s Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa. This is an excellent paper and well worth the read. The authors have done a great job in tempering a generally positive view of...

/ 4 January 2011