Technology has changed the face of most industries, and medical tourism is no exception. Tatum Anderson explores how the digital age has shaped the progress of global medical tourism offerings.
Scidev.net 22 March 2010 A landmark decision to allow free access to key earth observation data has failed to impact Africa sufficiently because of poor internet connections, say researchers more>>
SciDev.net, November 11, 2009 Developing nations are building their own satellites despite freely available Western data. Do the gains outweigh the costs, asks Tatum Anderson. India's aim to launch two more satellites in the next three years has highlighted the trend for developing countries to add their own presence to the West's already extensive space … Continue reading Launching your own satellite — the pros and cons
Scidev.net April 7, 2009 A pilot initiative to provide rural community health workers, nurses and doctors with advice on diagnosis and treatment via mobile phones is to launch in Ghana later this year. Read more>> The project will enable rural health workers to call specially-trained doctors at a call centre, providing the daily support that … Continue reading Rural medics to get mobile advice ‘hotline’
SciDev.net, March 6, 2009 A solar-powered mobile phone aimed at consumers without access to electricity goes into production next month More>> .
Telecom Markets, Feb 5, 2009 Nigerian operator 21st Century Technologies began deploying a nationwide GPON network last month, starting with 10,000 homes in Lagos. It joins a fiber boom taking place in the country, Africa’s most populous More>>
Capacity magazine, Feb 2009 A new licensing regime could, in theory, allow hundreds of small companies to build their own networks and provide wholesale, as well as retail services. Please see Capacity Magazine for the entire story.
Telecom Markets, Jan 22, 2009 Submarine cable operators laying new cables around Africa and the Middle East say the effects of Somali piracy are a crucial consideration when rolling out undersea networks.
January 9, 2009 The strategy of Indian wireless broadband provider Tata Communications during 2009, rests to a large extent on the outcome of the Indian auctions, which are expected to take place imminently. The company, the primary telecommunications vehicle of the giant Indian Tata Group, wants to buy WiMAX licences in … Continue reading Tata’s wireless broadband strategy
There is no 3G spectrum available in Russia’s capital city, Moscow, even though Russian mobile operators have been issued 3G licenses and the largest, Mobile TeleSystems, has embarked on a large-scale deployment of 3.6Mbps HSDPA throughout the country More >>