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FUTURA TECOLOGIA DE REDES E COMUNICAÇÃO DO MEU PAÍS

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http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Global_Comm/afr_inet96.html

Redes de Computadores (Computer Networking)

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http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Global_Comm/afr_inet96.html

I. Introduction

The information revolution that is sweeping the rest of the world is now rapidly approaching Africa. The continent is recognizing the opportunities, challenges and complexities of the information society. While the impact of this revolution is tremendous, the existing infrastructure, socio-economic, cultural and political situations pose major difficulties in introducing, implementing and diffusing new technologies for Internetworking. The major problems are not technical but managerial, political, cultural and also due to a lack of resources. Thus, Africa needs to find its own solutions to local problems. Seizing the opportunities of global networking would allow the region to fight poverty and ignorance from all direction.

In order to make connectivity a reality and useful tool to local centered development, local actors should develop capacity to implement networks that address the day to day problems. The private sector should assume the major role in establish networks in Africa. Local solutions, on the other hand, require actions by governments and the support of the international organizations.

African participants of the Inet’96 workshop of countries in early stage of internetworking introduced and reviewed the current problems in networking in African countries at two informal sessions. Discussion also centered around unique strategies to resolve these problems and some participants were able to reccommend concrete actions which could be undertaken immediately. The following sections briefly summarizes these sessions.


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