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April 2010 Blog Posts (44)

Dilemma... how would an ICT advisor solve it?

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory” says German philosopher Friedrich Engels.

And so we, team members of Africa C, recently took our ton of theory, much of which we collected from our IGCBP10 classroom lecture texts, resources and hypertexts, and applied our ounce of action to an issue raised in class by one of our colleagues with regards to her country’s experience on ISP licences... a tangible experience which other countries may come to face.

We asked ourselves… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 6, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

China-Google spat: a look at the undercurrents

The China-Google series of tit for tat squabbles has cooled down. But at the height of the recent spat of accusations and counter-arguments between China, Google, the US, and the media, the team members of Africa C (IGCBP10) were busy analysing the underwater currents. Here are some excerpts from what was said in class, triggered by an important question posted by one of our team members…

“Google moved its servers from mainland China to Hong Kong after an impasse with the Chinese… Continue

Added by Stephanie on April 6, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Apply now to join the ICANN Board, the Councils of GNSO and CCNSO, and the ALAC

ICANN's Nominating Committee (Nom Com) invites Statements of Interest and candidate recommendations from the Internet community for key leadership positions to fulfill ICANN's technical and policy coordination role. Interested

individuals are invited to submit a Statement of Interest to the 2010

Nom Com for the following positions:

  • Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN
  • Two At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the…

Added by Sandra Hoferichter on April 6, 2010 at 11:56am — No Comments

Example of successful liberalization - Denmark

As i live in Serbia, where in next couple of months we are expecting privatization of our government telecommunication operator Telekom Srbija, I find this topic very interesting. Also, the government have increased monthly rates, just like in Argentina, and now we face liberalization... or do we?

Telekom Srbija have the Last mile infrastructure in there possession and it will go in the hands of the new owner, so practically we are substituting government monopoly with… Continue

Added by Srdjan Popovic on April 5, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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