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Telkom South Africa said it will not lend the project its support
and is critical about its viability. Contact Brian Cheesman at
Telkom SA on 27-12-311-1414.
 
Contact the Telecoms Foundation of Africa (headquarters Paris) which
is based in Zimbabwe. No contact details. They are also critical.
 
Contact the International Telecoms Union which has its one project
(Rascom) to do almost what Africa One proposes but using satellite
as the means of interlinking African states.
 
Zahra Nurmohamed wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Let me first apologize for accidentally sending a previous message to
> the list with this subject line.
>
> My query is in regards to AT&T's Africa One project.  In 1994, AT&T
> announced a billion dollar plan for connecting Africa with high-tech
> communications via undersea fiber-optic cables.  I am currently doing
> research in the area of communications in Africa and have decided to
> approach this field through two case studies.  The first, is by critically
> examining the Africa One project.  The second approach involves a
> grass-roots initiative.
>
> In terms of research for the Africa One project, I have only been
> successful in obtaining press releases and other corporate documentation
> from AT&T directly.  I was wondering if anyone out there had any other
> references on this project?  I am looking for more critical sources, which
> examine the costs of this huge undertaking and determine how
> much of a net benefit (if any) this project would have on Africa.
>
> Any articles, or contact names would be extremely helpful.
> I look forward to your responses,
>
> Zahra.
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> Zahra Nurmohamed
> Faculty of Environmental Studies, MES 2
> York University, North York, Ontario
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