Telecommunications Sector and Internet Access in Africa

Telecommunications Sector and Internet Access in Africa

Author: 
Phala, Vanessa
Place: 
Hershey
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2005
Editor: 
Marshall, Stewart
Journal Title: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Source: 
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology
Abstract: 

The “information revolution” has not only transformed the world as we know it, but also its future potential. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), with their major technological advances, have affected the lives and lifestyles of people across the globe, as well as the way institutions and organizations do business. However, not all outcomes of the spread of information technologies have been positive. A majority of the world’s population, especially those who live in poverty, have been largely bypassed by this revolution. The gap between them and the rest of the world has expanded precisely as a result of the facilitation capacity of these technologies for those who have access to them (Figueres, 2003). The majority of these people are situated in the African continent and other developing countries.

CITATION: Phala, Vanessa. Telecommunications Sector and Internet Access in Africa edited by Marshall, Stewart . Hershey : IGI Global , 2005. Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology - Available at: http://library.au.int/telecommunications-sector-and-internet-access-africa