This is a topic that has been the subject of considerable debate and
research in the last couple of years. There is a lot of expertise on
the African continent in this area.
Names that come to mind are:
Eric Osiakwan <[log in to unmask]>
Abi Jagun [log in to unmask]
Vincent Waiswa Bagiire <[log in to unmask]>
Mike Jensen [log in to unmask]
Also, if you read the Balancing Act, you will know that Russell
Southwood <[log in to unmask]> is extremely
well-informed in this area as well.
I am sure you will also wish to consult the http://fibreforafrica.net
website which has some excellent resources. There is also a list
associated with the website where you might re-post this question.
for more info.
Richard Labelle wrote:
> Dear all,
> We are presently advising the government of a West African country
on the way forward in using ICTs for national development planning
and especially in taking advantage of the SAT 3 marine fiber
> We would be very interested in learning more about the way that
Ghana and other countries in West Africa especially have approached
the management and use of this resource. The concept of an open
access network management mode is of great interest and we understand
that this is being considered in Ghana and possibly elsewhere among
> If you could point me in the right direction to help us learn more
about these and related developments, this would be most appreciated.
> With best regards,
> Richard Labelle