Cloud Computing in Africa: Situation and Perspectives


The ICT sector in Africa is characterized by the very rapid development of mobile networks. At the same time, however, African countries are seeking solutions whereby they can catch up on the deployment of fixed infrastructure and high-speed networks. The study presents recommendations related to regulation, the establishment of a regulatory watch, content outsourcing contracts on Cloud Computing mode, the implementation and quality of data centers, the training programs, the standardization and the cross-border regulation. The main objective of these recommendations is to ensure a harmonious and sustainable development of the technology in Africa.

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