News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 86 on 16 November 2001

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BUSY INTERNET OPENS IN GHANA AND LOOKS TO OPEN ELSEWHERE IN AFRICA

16 November 2001

This week sees the opening of BusyInternet’s first technology development centre in Accra. The company’s founder Mark Davies has ambitious plans to open a network of technology development centres based upon the same business model across the continent. He has found a young and energetic management team and attracted investors into the project. The Accra opening will be the test case. Russell Southwood describes how the company wants to build something more than just "bricks and mortar".   Veteran entrepreneur Davies (one of the founders of First Tuesday) started BusyInternet over 2 years ago, having taken time out travelling around…