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RIA 2015 Household, Individual and informal sector survey
Research ICT Africa conducts surveys to collect ICT indicators that would otherwise not be available for policy makers and regulators. In order to be used for official purposes the indicator data needs to be representative and compliant with national statistical frameworks.
This study included Household, Individual and Informal Business Surveys across 12 African countries, which examined fixed, mobile and Internet access and use. This is used to undertake demand side analyses of what is happening in each country, which is triangulated with supply-side analyses and a regulatory perception survey. The representativeness requires that the selection probability of all the target subjects needs to be known. For a household survey it means that every single household in a country has a chance of being selected and that this chance (probability) is known. The standard process for sampling households and individuals is to use the census sample frame and randomly select Enumerator Areas (EAs) for each of the desired stratifications separately, such as rural and urban areas.

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Cameroonian government revokes Viettel’s 3G monopoly
In its edition of September 26 2014, The Cameroonian newspaper Le Quotidien de l’Economie, reported that Viettel’s request for an extension of its exclusivity on the provision of 3G services until 2016 has been turned down by the Cameroonian Government. The Agence de régulation des télécommunications (ART) has reportedly authorised MTN Cameroon and Orange Cameroon to offer 3G services from 2015, indicating that Viettel’s application to extend its monopoly was rejected.

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Nomination for RIA's Executive Director
We are pleased to announce that Dr Alison Gillwald, Executive Director of Research ICT Africa, has been selected as a top 10 candidate for the IT Personality of the Year 2014 Award.

The award, now in its 36th year, recognises a personality who has grown a successful IT business or organisation and has made an exceptional contribution to the industry in the past year.

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Mobile at the Base of the Pyramid series
The following studies, “Mobile at the Base of the Pyramid,” were commissioned by infoDev, a global technology and innovation program at the World Bank. The study were carried out under the supervision of Maja Andjelkovic of infoDev and prepared by Research ICT Africa’s lead researchers, Steve Esselaar and Christoph Stork.
These reports were made possible by the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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Discussion on multistakeholder participation in Internet Governance in Africa
Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul - Wednesday, September 3rd, 2:30pm - 4:00pm.

The proposed workshop has the format of a roundtable during which participants from different stakeholder groups will discuss the results of RIA research conducted, some of which has been undertaken with NEPAD Agency, on mapping multistakeholders participation in Internet governance from an African perspective.

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SA broadband quality drops but prices remain high
South Africa remains one of the most expensive countries in RIA’s Broadband Price Index. But in the Broadband Value for Money Index, which measures price in relation to quality, South African operators perform better, with investment in high-speed 3G and LTE infrastructure seemingly paying off.

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Understanding what is happening in ICT in Tanzania
‘Understanding what is happening in ICT in Tanzania’ is the latest publication in RIA’s series ‘Evidence for ICT Policy Action’. The report is based on a scrutiny of both demand- and supply-side perspectives and includes recommendations on how to address some of the most urgent challenges facing the ICT sector in Tanzania. Read the full report here.

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Understanding what is happening in ICT in Botswana
‘Understanding what is happening in ICT in Botswana’ is the latest publication in RIA’s series ‘Evidence for ICT Policy Action’. The report is based on a scrutiny of both demand- and supply-side perspectives and includes recommendations on how to address some of the most urgent challenges facing the ICT sector in Botswana.
Read the full report here.

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Participate in a Mobile Data Usage Study!
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Help researchers at University of Maryland, College Park and Georgia Tech learn more about how South African's use mobile data and manage the high cost of data.

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Dramatic MTR cuts drives SA's mobile prices down
With the mobile termination rate (MTR) enforced at 20c by the Courts last March the battle for airtime sales has shifted into a full-scale price war significantly improving South Africa's ranking on the Africa Price Transparency Index.

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Research Areas Research ICT Africa has identified areas of ICT policy, regulation and indicator research that are under-investigated or where specialised research is needed and which might serve as possible topics for post-graduate research. 
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Vacancies PRINCIPAL RESEACHER/ SENIOR RESEARCHER/ RESEARCHER

Research ICT Africa requires a full-time Principal Researcher/Senior Researcher/Researcher to join their research team in Cape Town on contract. The successful applicant will be responsible for the following key functions:

- Research and training under direction of the Executive Director;

- Preparation of presentations, reports and policy papers for dissemination;

- Lead and participate in teams established for the purpose of undertaking research and consulting projects;

- Preparation of proposals and tenders and writing up of research products.

For detailed job descriptions please click here, or contact admin@researchictafrica.net for more information

Training and Events Revised Dates for CPRsouth 2014: 10 - 12 September 2014 CPRsouth 2014 in Maropeng, South Africa, clashes with IGF 2014 in Istanbul.  Internet governance has assumed increased importance to the CPRsouth community in the aftermath of the controversial WCIT conference in 2012 and the Snowden revelati...
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2014 Young Scholars Programme (7-9 September 2014) What works, why and how do we know? CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARDS 2014 Following two highly successful joint Afro-Asian CPR conferences - hosted by CPRafrica in Port Louis, Mauritius in 2012, and CPRsouth in Mysore, India in 2013 -...
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CPRsouth 2014 - Call for abstracts/paper proposals What works, why and how do we know? CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPER PROPOSALS Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) intends to build human capacity in the South by reinforcing and developing the knowledge, skills, and commitme...
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CPRafrica Papers Eight out of the best ten papers presented during CPRafrica 2010, Cape Town, have been published in info Volume 13 Issue 3
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