Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:21:49 PM.

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

daily link  Wednesday, September 22, 2004

VOIP in development: Good review of VOIP progress from Brian King of Interaction.  Among several cases noted was a national developing country provider:  "Eguitel Communications in Guinea-Bissau, the only company in Africa with an unrestricted VOIP license, included CrystalVoice software as a key technology in their plan for rural telecenters. The company plans to buy software licenses to support 24 simultaneous phone conversations. CrystalVoice offers a broad range of approaches and prices and reportedly will help clients identify the optimal solution and best return on investment. Eguitel will deploy Pentium III computers and handsets that run from USB ports into the phone booths. The telecenters will be connected via an existing 11 megabyte, fixed-antenna microwave network. The company expects the investment to be amortized very quickly, through mostly in-country traffic."  11:24:36 PM  permalink  

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