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Intel, MTN Group join forces with African broadband initiative (September 01, 2010)

Intel Corp. and South African telco MTN Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see the companies collaborate to accelerate the deployment and penetration of broadband access in Africa and the Middle East. The...


September 1, 2010  


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Intel Corp. and South African telco MTN Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see the companies collaborate to accelerate the deployment and penetration of broadband access in Africa and the Middle East.

The collaboration covers a wide spectrum of initiatives, including areas such as broadband access through Wi-Max deployment, affordable PC bundles for the ordinary African consumer and entrepreneurs as well as cost-effective internet browsing devices.

“Other areas of collaboration include joint efforts by the MTN Foundation and Intel Education’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to equip students and teachers with technology skills,” the two companies said in a release.

“These initiatives will contribute to the development of young people in Africa by equipping them with up-to-date maths and science skills as well as life skills such as critical thinking in the current knowledge economy.”