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June 2009 Blog Posts (49)

Global broadband market adds 16.6 million lines in first Quater

Global broadband subscribers grew by 16.6 million lines in Q1, to a total 429.2 million, according to industry body the Broadband Forum in its latest broadband and IPTV statistics report compiled by Point Topic.

The last quarter showed growth slightly higher than the previous three month period, as twenty countries grew by 10 percent or more. In terms of technology, DSL continues to be the most popular broadband access technology with 64.6 percent of all lines, although fibre grew by… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Regional Follow-up to the Outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) and Ministry of communication and technology in Syria opening the conference entitled "Regional Follow-up to the Outcome of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Western Asia" which be held from 16-18 June in Damascus, Syria.

The conference comes as means of keeping the WSIS momentum going as well as maintaining the recommendations of the WSIS "Tunis Agenda… Continue

Added by Nabil Eid on June 17, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Computer Teaches Everyday English (CTEE): ICT based education content for quality education

Knowledge on computer application and excellent communication skills in English is essential for self development. In this backdrop, the children and youths in rural area of Bangladesh are in most disadvantaged stage rather than the urban one. Due to inadequate educational resources and opportunities in the rural area, they often migrate to the urban. Presence of native culture in the learning materials is also essential. Beside this education materials should be developed making sure that the… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on June 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

IDRC ICT4D Research in the Middle East and North Africa region - Damascus

Greetings from Damascus

With a group of very distinguished researchers in the field of technology development and now I sit discussing ideas and projects I was struck by the volume of information and projects, which was among a group of 7 researchers and experts

And share with you the following ideas:

Wireless networks in developing countries: radio

The objective of this project is to support projects that build the infrastructure of… Continue

Added by Karim A. Kasim on June 14, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Telecentre based ICT supported Social Business and employment opportunity

The business is changing with time ,technology and globalization. The business concepts now changes into social business concepts. Social business is now a new source of earning opportunity for less income people. Social Business is now expanding very faster in developing countries. But the speed in Bangladesh is very slower and the standard is below the level. If we can prepare our business society and next generation for social business can create a great economical change in the countries… Continue

Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 13, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments


Congo Brazzaville: Dial 115 and save a child's life

11th June 2009

The public and private sectors in Congo have joined forces to use near-ubiquitous mobile phones in an effort to save the lives of thousands of children who die of treatable conditions every year.

About 125 of every 1,000 children in Congo die before their fifth birthday, with half of this number not making it to the age of one. In eight out of 10 cases, easily curable conditions - malaria,… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 12, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments


Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda yesterday unveiled budgets aimed at boosting growth amidst a turbulent global economic situation. The information communication sector is one of the key elements in each of these countries’ economies. The following are some of the key outcomes from each of the budgets that could affect the ICT landscape in the financial year 2009/2010.

Ugandan finance minister Syda Bbumba has imposed a ban on the importation of old computers and given a three-month… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Creative writing tips for New members & bloggers of social community.

Creative writing is anything where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than to simply convey information.

Creative writing is writing that expresses the writer’s thoughts and feelings in an imaginative, often unique, and poetic way.

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive…


Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Technology alone will not bridge knowledge divides

There is an interesting article about a conference done by Abdul Waheed Khan named: "Technology alone will not bridge knowledge divides" held in Maastricht.

Abdul Waheed Khan is the UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, and in this event celebrated at the begining of this month, he expressed that knowledge societies should not be shaped and driven by technological forces but by societal choices, and told the audience how the educational… Continue

Added by Laia Fauró Gual on June 11, 2009 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Ethanol production in sudan help the I.C.T Aplications

Marshal Omar al-Bashir President of the RepublicSudan Was opened by Field of ethanol plant kinanh yesterday Sudan is an era of green fuel production and 65 million liters of the production range of 200 million liters during the next two years, the first factory in Africa. The Sudan is at leading position in the world in these strategic industries means the world to enter the country the green fuel.

At a time when the world production of other energy alternatives to be friendly to the… Continue

Added by akram mohammed ahmed on June 11, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Positive news is never published in newspaper...........

After finishing my research work in 2007 I have started to implement my projects for the development of people to prepare them for the competitive jobs market of globalize world.

In the meantime, I have received “Tech museum awards” nomination 2008 competing with more than 700 researchers in education category around the world. In the final round of that competition 329 researchers including my project & research from 58 countries were selected as the nominee for their innovation and… Continue

Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 11, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mobile Money transfer to go regional

Zain Telecom company is introducing a money transfer service across East Africa.

Mr. Maurice Newa, the Zain chief commercial officer, said the mobile company was in discussions with the different central banks about the possibility of transferring money across borders the same way voice is today transferred without any extra charges.

“The technology is not a problem. It is the regulatory issues and right now we are talking to the different central banks about how we can… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 10, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Manage the most beautiful time of your life...............

It is difficult to manage the odd time of your life, but what happen if it is best time and beautiful indeed to you and your surroundings. A dream to all of us to make our country digital...........this is the beautiful time that our government announces to make our country digital.........'Digital Bangladesh'.

Who are working for a long in ICT development in Bangladesh and dreaming so long to be digital, now they are in a good pace of dream, life in good time!!! in beautiful time… Continue

Added by M. Ataur Rahman on June 9, 2009 at 10:10pm — No Comments

ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশ ও প্রতিবন্ধী মামুনের স্বপ্ন

জৈষ্ঠ্যের তাপদাহ। ঝিনাইদহের কালীগঞ্জে হাঙ্গার ফ্রি ওয়ার্ল্ডের পল্লীতথ্য কেন্দ্র। কম্পিউটার ল্যাবে প্রশিক্ষণ নিচ্ছে আট-দশজন যুবক। প্রায় সকলের গায়ে হালকা টি-শার্ট। একটা ছেলে প্রচণ্ড গরমেও কাঁধে তোয়ালে জড়িয়ে কম্পিউটারে কাজ করছে। উৎসুক হয়ে কম্পিউটার ল্যাবে ঢুকলাম। কেন্দ্রের ব্যবস'াপক শাহজান আলী বিপাশ আমার পিছু পিছু ঢুকলেন। বললেন ‘ভাই, ওর নাম মামুন। ও একজন প্রতিবন্ধী।’ ভাবলাম, যেহেতু কম্পিউটার প্রশিক্ষণ নিচ্ছে অন্য যে কোন প্রতিবন্ধীতা থাকতে পারে কিন' হাত… Continue

Added by Mosharrof Hossain on June 9, 2009 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

ICTA initiated “ Nenasala Community Development Task Force”

The establishment of 590 rural telecentres or ‘Nenasalas’ has been largely contributed to the development of ICT literacy in Sri Lanka. 5% of ICT literacy rate during the past few years has been increased up to 23% of considerable progress in the end of 2008. Further, the government of Sri Lanka look forward to increase the number of ‘Nenasalas’ to 1000 and reach 50% IT literacy by the end of 2010. Sri Lankan government is keenly interest and dedicated commitment in developing and promoting ICT… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on June 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

An existed problem related to Communicative english & ICT teaching in school & college

Ten years ago in 1997, the exact problem that was addressed by me was related with the teaching procedures of communicative English in Bangladeshi schools & colleges. From 1997 the communicative English was introduced as a compulsory academic course from 8 to 20 years aged students in school and college levels in Bangladesh with the support of international funding organization. At the starting of this new approach of teaching English was very unfamiliar among the teachers of schools &… Continue

Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 7, 2009 at 4:53pm — No Comments


Study criticises laptops for children scheme

4th June 2009

The "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) scheme, which has sent over a million US$100 laptops to children in the developing world, has been criticised by researchers who found that, unless they are introduced with care, they become little more than distracting toys in the classroom. The study, conducted in Ethiopia, revealed that students wanted more content on the laptops and teachers were not adequately trained… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 5, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

The Global software piracy report: Where does your country lie?

Governments and software companies are making progress in stopping the illegal use of software products. But piracy remains a serious problem in all countries. These are the key findings of the sixth annual Business Software Alliance (BSA) - IDC Global Software Piracy study of personal computer (PC) software piracy around the world.

In 2008, according to BSA , the rate of PC software piracy dropped in about half (52 percent) of the… Continue

Added by Francis Mwathi on June 4, 2009 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Empowerment Farmers With Information Technology

Our company provide 5 free daily mseg for entire Rural India. Under Category like Crops, Animal Husbandry,Market Related, Local Meggage, Govt.Schems,IKSL &IFFCO. This is done by IVR application. When User connect IVR no. ,After connect IVR,then follow instructions. Aftersome time He/She recieved correct answer on mobile, who comes from Panel expert.


New- Delhi,INDIA

Added by MOHD. JAMIL NOMANI on June 4, 2009 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments



Participants at Workshop

On 25th -29th May, 2009 Sengerema telecentre was host to the Community Radios Workshop in Tanzania. The aim was to build capacities by developing skills, tools and plans that will help managers to strengthen the organization of their community radio stations to ensure community “ownership” and content that meets local needs, and develop relationships and policies in order to… Continue

Added by FELICIAN NCHEYE on June 4, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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