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Tata set to expand presence in Africa

Michael Malakata | March 16, 2010
The company is casting its net wide to include small ISPs

The Indian government is currently sponsoring the Pan-African e-network project whose aim is to connect all African countries to satellite and optic fibre networks and to provide telemedicine, tele-education and video conferencing services to African presidents. The project will cost the Indian government more than US$125 million.

Indian companies are also providing computer training to countries in Southern Africa. Another Indian company, Bharti Airtel, is in exclusive talks with regional mobile operator Zain to buy its African operations.


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