Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Africa

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Africa

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 136 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Africa Region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU's official call for stocktaking updates and new entries.



Information and communication infrastructure

In Angola, the ANGOSAT-1 Space Communication and Broadcasting Satellite System of the Republic of Angola project involves the construction and launch of the country’s first communication satellite. Angola’s telecommunication companies together spend some USD 30 million per month for the rental and use of satellite capacities. The project will attempt to address some of the most challenging communication access issues, including prices, and the connection of Angolan cities and provinces across a vast land mass, where copper or fibre telecommunication networks would be prohibitively costly. The progress of the ANGOSAT-1 project is currently at 64 per cent.


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