UNESCO CONNECTing the Dots conference adopts an outcome document

  The UNESCO facilitated and international multistakeholder conference under the theme CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues.   The objective of the conference was to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues as part of UNESCO’s response in …

Satellite ultra-broadband in Europe & Africa

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Satellite ultra-broadband in Europe & Africa   http://www.reportlinker.com/p01029508/Satellite-ultra-broadband-in-Europe–Africa.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Broadband   In this report, IDATE identifies the latest developments and major trends in the broadband and ultra-fast broadband markets. After a detailed analysis of the …

Is fibre-tapping becoming a threat in Africa?

Fibre-tapping, which involves bending fibre-optic cables and using hi-tech means to access light they emit to steal data, has reportedly been used by UK and US spy agencies. But experts are divided about whether fibre-tapping is a threat in Africa.   Earlier this year, it was reported in the UK that spy agency, the Government …

Goldman Sachs: Technology SA’s biggest area of underperformance

Technology is South Africa’s biggest area of economic underperformance, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.   The report, entitled ‘Two Decades of Freedom’, highlights South Africa’s achievements since the establishment of democracy in 1994 and the challenges the country still faces.   Though it said South Africa has made significant advancements in the …

African ministers seal internet deal to accelerate broadband

Ministers from six African countries have come to an agreement to accelerate broadband access across Sub-Saharan Africa. Government ministers from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia met during the weekend in Botswana to discuss general points for consideration to expand internet access across the countries. Nonofo E Molefhi, minister of transport and communication for …

Africa’s internet speeds ‘slowest in the world’

Africa lags far behind most continents in the world regarding internet speeds, says a report from website monitoring firm Pingdom. The report – which has been compiled using data from from the quarterly State of the Internet report by Akamai – says Europe ranks first in the world with an average internet peak connection speed …