News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 28 on 30 June 2000

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SENEGAL - THE THREE Cs - COSTS, COMPETITION AND CONTENT

30 June 2000

By continental standards Senegal has a fairly effective telecommunications system. Nevertheless the internet has been slow to expand. Christophe Brun reports on how three linked factors are preventing further growth. He identifies the three "Cs": high costs, the absence of competition for international connectivity and the lack of compelling content. If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to contribute, write and let us know. If you need information about a particular place or issue, just send your questions in.…