Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:15:15 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications

daily link  Thursday, June 03, 2004

Towards a standardized relief comms kit?: Brief report on a panel discussion.  "Nethope is developing a suitcase-sized NetReliefKit in a collaborative effort between Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and Inmarsat. The kit would integrate an RBGAN terminal, wireless and wired networking capability, IP Telephony and specialized relief applications. It would be available only to NetHope members."  12:04:09 PM  permalink  

i4donline.net - news on developing country IT: "The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine is one its kind, and is intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) sector. .. i4d encompasses the role and relevance of ICT in various development sectors such as Rural Development, Gender, Governance, Micro-finance, Education, Health, Wireless Communication, ICT For Poor, Local Content, Culture and Heritage.."  The online edition has features additional to the print edition, with many categories of headlines.  Sponsored by the Centre for Spatial Database Management & Solutions in India with another publication on GIS for development.  8:57:54 AM  permalink  

South Africa and VOIP: "SA is in danger of losing its status as Africa's technological leader, as other African countries -- notably in East Africa -- are moving to the forefront. Algeria, Mauritius, Mali, Nigeria and Kenya have all legalised VOIP and WiFi and it seems that these progressive governments are embracing new technologies in order to gain the long-term benefits of ICT, despite potential short-term losses in revenue as incumbent telecommunications providers restructure their approaches."  8:52:49 AM  permalink  

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