The North Africa Post » Mauritania: World Bank helps ICT development

Curated by GIBS IC staffer Magdel Naude / See also on Scoop.itCentre for Business Analysis & Research – CBAR

Mauritania: World Bank helps ICT development http://t.co/pJDOzOy6Rh

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

ICT – “The expansion of its fiber-optic broadband networks is part of the second phase of a $300 million West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (WARCIP) aimed at connecting the 16 countries of the region with the world. The program counts on the potentials of the private sector in order to allow a fast roll out of infrastructure and expansion of telecoms services through public-private partnerships.   In a statement released by the bank, there are expectations that the investments being made towards the project will lead to an expansion in accessibility, quality improvement and reliability of voice and internet service communications. The above mentioned are considered as major factors in attracting private sector investment in ICT services and the provision of cheaper services.
Only a little above 100,000 of the 3,5 million of Mauritania’s population are Internet users. This figure is equivalent to 3,3% making it to be among the lowest Internet rates on the continent. Research indicates that a 10% increase in internet broadband penetration leads to about 1% of economic growth.”

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