As part of its support of the rapid deployment of information and communications technologies (ICT) in Africa, ICT Africa has unveiled an article and a video on a brief history of telecommunications in Africa.
Online PR News – 28-August-2013 – Lagos, Nigeria – The article briefly reviews the forms of communications in Africa prior to colonialism in the 19th century, the advent of telegraphy and the introduction of telephony a decade after it was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The article also explores the attempt and challenges by African leaders to develop one network connecting the entire African continent with microwave links and copper networks. The article reviews some of the modern fiber optic submarine and terrestrial networks currently being deployed in Africa.
A complimentary video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2bN-mAJKLo) interview brings to life some aspects of the history summarized in the article.
By summarizing the history of telecommunications in Africa, those with an interest in ICTs in Africa can put in perspective the evolution of ICTs in Africa prior to the current ICT revolution. This will hopefully serve as a motivation for those developing telecommunication networks in Africa.
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ICT Africa was established by ICT experts from Africa dedicated to supporting the ICT revolution in Africa, the bridging of the digital divide and the effective use of ICTs in Africa as a vehicle for sustained economic development. Our site is a one stop shop for all news and information relating to ICT in Africa including fibre optic infrastructure development, mobile networks, satellite systems, the Internet and broadband networks and applications.
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