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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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Myanmar book launches
The launch of Myanmar translation of Information Lives of the Poor, co-authored by Laurent Elder, Rohan Samarajiva, Alison Gillwald and Hernan Galperin and published by IDRC will be marked by two events.

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Fall from grace: protectionism and monopolies push Cameroon down broadband index
Poor policy decisions in Cameroon have impeded the growth of affordable, real broadband services that are taking off in many of the continent’s leading economies. Although the introduction of bundled products by Orange Cameroon has significantly reduced the price for mobile prepaid services, the country lags behind its African peers in the deployment of 3G services due to protectionist policies and weak regulatory environment.

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Mozambique: Better broadband performance with more competition
The entry of the new operator Movitel into the market in 2012 has shaken up the duopoly mobile and fixed monopoly markets that delivered poor services primarily in the major cities at high prices. Assisted by the reduction in the mobile termination rates in 2012, the market has become far more competitive with mCel and Vodacom Mozambique pressured into reducing their mobile prepaid voice tariffs.

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Is broadband data worth the money?
While expansion of mobile networks across the continent continues to be constrained by the failure to assign high demand broadband spectrum, operators are devising ways around this by recycling their spectrum in order to offer high-speed and quality broadband bundles. The range of 4G services now becoming available creates another divide between countries’ ICT sectors, their regulators and their operators.

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Price Transparency Index
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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