The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has released a new report which shows that several telecom companies in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to meet their obligations to provide information and services to persons with disabilities.
Digital Empowerment Foundation argues that free talk time and internet are crucial to help India's migrant works during the pandemic.
While COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, there is growing concern that critical messages about the disease that are disseminated by health authorities, telecom companies, and broadcasters are not reaching persons with visual and hearing impairments.
Last year, Uganda’s communications regulator commissioned a study to establish the status of access to and usage of ICT by persons with disabilities. In response to a call for comments, CIPESA made a submission to the commission which could help various government agencies to devise strategies.
The Internet Governance Forum kicks off on Monday, 12 November 2018, in Paris, France. On the evening of Sunday, 11 November, from 19:30 to 22:00, APC and Hivos/DDP will host the event Disco-tech Paris, under the theme, “Breaking through the walls of an inaccessible internet”.
Can technology-based solutions improve the quality of life for people with disabilities? Srinidhi Raghavan interviews various women who talk about how mobile phone usage has benefited them in terms of communication and social interaction, but also about their real concerns around privacy.
ICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband.
In the quest for universal access, this study shows that the cost of network deployment can be dramatically reduced if operators collaborate with each other in deploying fibre optic backbones or masts for wireless broadband. The report points out that even greater savings can be made if other utilities such as roads, rail lines, pipelines and power grids share their infrastructure with network ...
Governments must promote sharing networks and laying cables with other infrastructure such as roads and power lines if they are to meet needs for universal broadband.