This is an interesting and timely post from Tim Kelly of the World Bank “Tech Hubs Across Africa: Which Will Be The Legacy-Makers?”, With data gathered by iHub Research, Bongohive (which I hope to visit in July) and the World Bank. Eric Hersman (White African on Twitter) has already provided a nice update to the … More Tech Hubs in Africa…and beyond?
Over the course of the past year I’ve found several great sources for fiber optic maps, for both global and African based infrastructure. I’ve decided, at least for my own quick reference to use my blog as a main data source for this information. In a future post I may add other links … More Global and African fiber maps
Building capacity. Building capacity for ICT skills. Building capacity with Internet bandwidth. Building capacity for ICT services. This is the theme of working with UMU (Uganda Martyrs University) on their information and communications technology – building capacity. After the visit in Fall of 2009, an ICT assessment was drafted and submitted to the UMU … More Building Capacity for Ugandan Higher Education
OK, so this week the FCC released the much anticipated broadband plan. At this point it’s printed (all 377 pages) and on my desk at work, but I plan on digging into it this weekend. Parts of it should be interesting, but I fear it will put me out like a heavy duty narcotic. The … More FCC releases broadband plan
It appears the ban on used electronics and second hand computers will be reviewed by the Ugandan government. According to the State Minister for Trade Tourism and Industry, the ambiguous ban on “computer equipment” will focus on electronics that are most harmful to the environment. Obviously the limits on importing used electronics is a proactive … More Ugandan ban on used electronics – update
Tonight I had dinner and some wonderful conversation with our visitors from Uganda Martyrs University. There were 6-7 guests from UMU, that are visiting for about 10 days with the ND Conference on Development this weekend. The other guests at dinner included those who’ve traveled before to UMU or will do so in the near … More UMU visit to ND