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Connecting West and Central Africa to the global research and education infrastructure : study for the Association of African Universities (AAU) of optical Ffbre for research and higher education networks in Western and Central Africa

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dc.contributor.author Pehrson, Björn
dc.contributor.author Comstedt, Anders
dc.contributor.author Barry, Boubakar
dc.contributor.author Dakubu, Mumuni
dc.contributor.author Hounkonnou, Norbert
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-13T16:43:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-13T16:43:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46236
dc.description Library has French version: Connexion de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre aux infrastructures de recherches et d'enseignement supérieur à travers le monde : étude sur l'utilisation des fibres optiques concernant la recherche et les réseaux d'enseignement supérieur en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, réalisée pour le compte de l'Association des Universités Africaines (AUA) en
dc.description.abstract Infrastructure in terms of optical fibre is already available to build a regional as well as national research and education networks (RENs) with reasonable coverage of institutions in the region. The paper argues for the formation of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and Regional counterparts (RRENs) so that negotiations can take place with broadband and network providers. Network providers are also reviewed in the paper. The analysis is based on a selection of twelve countries in the region. It investigates the regulatory framework and barriers to policy making and understanding at government level. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (39 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Association of African Universities (AAU), Accra-North, GH en
dc.relation.uri http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/46237
dc.subject RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKS en
dc.subject CONNECTIVITY en
dc.subject ICT ACCESS AND USAGE en
dc.subject BROADBAND en
dc.subject NETWORK BACKBONES en
dc.subject FIBRE INFRASTRUCTURE en
dc.subject INFORMATION NETWORKS en
dc.subject INTERNET ACCESS en
dc.subject ICT INFRASTRCTURE en
dc.subject TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject CONGO en
dc.subject NIGERIA en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject CAMEROON en
dc.subject COTE D’IVOIRE en
dc.subject MALI en
dc.title Connecting West and Central Africa to the global research and education infrastructure : study for the Association of African Universities (AAU) of optical Ffbre for research and higher education networks in Western and Central Africa en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 104466
idrc.project.title Enabling affordable access to fibre infrastructure for West and Central African higher education institutions en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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