News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 52 on 15 December 2000

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INTERNET BUSINESS CENTRES SPRING UP ACROSS THE CONTINENT...NOW GHANA

15 December 2000

New types of internet-connected business centres are springing up across the continent. News Update has heard of plans for Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe and Teltec (in partnership with Hewlett Packard) has ambitious plans for new openings. We describe the concepts behind these new ventures and Mark Davies of BusyInternet in Ghana describes the plans for his new centre. UK serviced office spaces provide a useful comparative blueprint for the concepts underlying this new generation of business centres in Africa. One of the UK’s operators in this field (Regalian) even has a toehold on the continent. They came out of a…