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Bank Group’s Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) Operations Strategy


In recent years, Africa has made impressive but uneven progress in developing basic ICT infrastructure. While, largely driven by the private sector, mobile telephony penetration is moving up fast – over 30% in 2008 –, other areas such as broadband internet haven’t followed suit – with only 5 African countries with a penetration higher than 1% in 2008. In an increasingly “virtual” global economy, this digital divide is a growing impediment to Africa’s growth.

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