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Connect Africa, Volume 1

The Countdown to 2015. Inaugural Edition

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This handbook concerns the inaugural edition of Connect Africa, a new publication to track progress in investment and the development of information and communication infrastructure on the African continent. Projects that help close the digital divide are a sound business model, attractive to industry. It is with this in mind that world leaders and the highly regarded experts writing in this edition share their views on what can be done to connect Africa more rapidly.

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Africa's Priorities from the Doha Conference

At the fourth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-06) held in Doha, Qatar, in March 2006, Africa put priority on five initiatives. These concern building human and institutional capacity; reinforcing and harmonizing policy and regulatory frameworks for the integration of African information and communication technology (ICT) markets; developing broadband infrastructure for regional interconnectivity; designing and implementing a multipurpose Internet protocol platform for ICT applications, and introducing new digital technologies for radio and television broadcasting.

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