The video shares a brief history of telecommunications in Africa, dating back to telegraph during the early days of colonial rule. Early submarine cables, such as SAT-1 and Atlantis are referenced. The issue of the interconnection of African countries, including the PANAFTEL, RASCOM and recent efforts to have Africa interconnected are mentioned. The modern submarine fibre optic cables serving Africa, large number of mobile subscriptions in Africa and possible future innovation especially around electronic voting systems are discussed.
ICT Africa (http://www.ictafrica.info) is a one stop shop for all news and information relating to ICT in Africa including fibre optic infrastructure development, mobile networks, satellite systems, the Internet and broadband networks and applications.
The ICT Africa news sections include feature articles on different types of ICTs in Africa, ICT headlines from other sources. We encourage visitors to contribute to our feature stories by making comments or contacting us with their own feature stories.
Our job section is a meeting place for ICT job seekers interested in Africa IT Jobs and companies in Africa seeking talent. We encourage employers to post their jobs here and job seekers to post their skills and expertise.
Our bids section is a market place for African companies seeking products and services and vendors worldwide interested in supplying products. We encourage African ICT companies to submit their bids in this section to reach out to a wide range of global vendors visiting our site.
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