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Alliance for Affordable Internet turns 1 Foundation (TCF)is proud to be a member of the Alliance for Affordablle Internet (A4AI), which celebrates its first birthday on October 7. A4AI is already working with four countries, undertaking high-impact research and advocacy and has more than doubled membership in its first year. READ MORE

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India aims to connect 50,000 villages with broadband Internet

Ravi Shankar Prasad, union minister for communication and information technology, has unveiled Prime Minister Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream to bridge the gap between urban and rural India while laying the foundation stone of the country’s first two electronic manufacturing clusters- one in Jabalpur and another in Bhopal.

Prasad claimed that the NDA government has set a target to connect all villages in the country with optical fibre network. By the end of this fiscal year the government targets to connect 50,000 villages with broadband connectivity. By 2015-16, another one lakh hamlets will be linked and yet another one lakh rural habitations by 2016-17. "This is our Bharat Jodo Abhiyan (Unite India Movement) to take Wi-Fi connection to our villages," said Prasad.

He told that Modi…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

IT Innovation Supporting Home-Grown Solutions in Uganda

With the world’s youngest population, fast-rising access to internet and rapid spread of the use of mobile phones, Ugandans are starting to embrace information and communication technology innovations. This is confirmed by the increasing number of mobile and web applications with working prototypes developed in the country.

According to the Global Innovation Index 2014, Uganda is an innovative learner country. “Innovation learners” are those countries outperforming their peers from their respective income groups, performing over 10 percent higher than expected for their level of gross domestic product (GDP), ranked by income level. Other African countries in the same group include; Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi,…


Posted by Nabil Eid on October 18, 2014 at 4:02pm

Call for activities: ITU Celebrates the 150th Anniversary

2015 is a milestone and a major in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. It is the public an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Union with its members in order to remember the past and look to the future activities.

On this occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary looks the International Telecommunication Union and the Member States as well as companies and academies in order to organize a variety of activities such as events, workshops, contests and other projects between the first one of the month of January to 31 December / December 2015 .

Member States and partners in the Union are invited to organize the official national celebrations in 2015 and will be included official national celebrations of the Member States in the 150 anniversary…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2014 at 1:18am

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized states in India. What drives these extraordinary numbers? Entertainment. Hey M4D – it’s time we take fun seriously.

Hindustan Unilever (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods maker, runs the Indian state of Bihar’s most popular radio on mobile phones via a free call-back service that plays entertainment mixes with ads for fifteen minutes, specifically targeting villagers in remote areas – a key M4D target market. In a recent interview with the Economic Times of India, Hermat Bakshi, Executive Director for home and personal care at HUL, stated that…


Posted by Seu Yapa on October 16, 2014 at 1:16am


Flavor of the Month of May: If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What Next? 13 Replies

Inspired by the upcoming IREX Tech Deep Dive event about the Future of Public Access (If Mobile Phones Killed the Telecentre, What is Next for Public Internet Access?), let's start a another episode of our "Flavor of the Month Forum" on this…Continue

Tags: public Internet access, telecentres, mobile, IREX

Started by Seu Yapa in Flavor of the Month. Last reply by Jun 3.



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