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ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity: New Capacity, New Opportunities

Alex Twinomugisha, Duncan Martin, John Kondoro

Abstract:
This paper reviews the most recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. It discusses and documents advances in international, regional and national telecommunications infrastructure (primarily fibre optic cable), available network bandwidth and other ICT capacities. In summary, this paper establishes that there is now adequate fibre infrastructure available in almost every country in SADC for universities to take advantage of. The report also looks at the opportunities provided by the emergence of Third Generation (3G) and broadband mobile cellular services. The paper concludes by making suggestions on how universities in the region could exploit these emerging ICT capacities and opportunities.

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Title of Paper: ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity: New Capacity, New Opportunities
Publisher: Southern African Regional Universities Association
City: Johannesburg, South Africa


Date:2010
Document Type:Other (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:South Africa
Keywords:ICT (Information & Communication Technology), Southern African Development Community SADC, Southern Africa


File Size:1.84 MB
Rights:SARUA
Additional information:SARUA leadership dialogue series volume 2 number 3
Date Added:03 March 2011


Belgarrab, Coco (2010). ICT Infrastructure and Connectivity: New Capacity, New Opportunities