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Businesses across Africa are expecting a revolution in internet access, costs and technology as a result of the rush of new undersea cables connecting the continent, a new report finds, with wider access also driving increased use of social networking as a business tool.
Africa is set for a new revolution – in broadband. Twelve new undersea cables planned for the next two years will quintuple the continent’s bandwidth, reduce the number of unconnected coastal countries from 19 to one, and drop tariffs by 72%.
About a year before the 2006 World Cup, Germany experienced something of a social revolution. Like South Africa, German society had no shortage of "baggage". It took the launch of a major initiative branded around the World Cup to unite the country.
A quiet revolution is building ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Stroke by stroke, note by note, thousands of singers, painters and other artists are plying their trade with a strong focus on the upcoming event.