Good Day and Happy Ethiopian New Year,
It has been interesting reading about some of the accounts of people
that are trying to establish email accounts and Internet connections in
the third world, especially Ethiopia. But one of the things I was also
hoping to read and get an understand for was what you guys who have
actually witnessed these developments think are some of the possible
Case in point. I hear about the privatization option for small to
ISP's in Ethiopia. How would that work ??? Would the ISP's
actually lay out their own "wires" to interconnect their clients and
then create a dedicated connection to the Internet, or would they still
have to rely on the PTT's existing network and just provide another
for people to call to. As for PADIS or other store/forward type of
is that "just good enough for now" the best solution ???
The advantages of being connected to the greater Internet community is
I am sure that no one will disagree it is a necessary and vital tool to
bring any and all
developments to the country.
Another important point is that there are several distributed efforts in
introduction of Internet connectivity to Ethiopia. IS there a way of
efforts such that using a centralized plan, all of these systems and
resources can indeed
be implemented ??? What are the hindrances for doing such a unified
I will look forward to some of the replies.