SEACOM looks to innovation support
INTERNET| Oct. 7, 2012, 7:40 a.m.
SEACOM will look to supporting innovation hubs in southern and East Africa to boost development and help create jobs in the region.
SEACOM Tanzania Managing Director Anna Kahama-Rupia said SEACOM’s recent announcement of a year’s free internet access for Tanzania’s KINU innovation Hub was an example of this support.
She said SEACOM would support KINU and potentially other innovation hubs because of its commitment to stimulating innovation, enterprise development and job creation within Africa’s ICT sector. Kahama-Rupia said the skills, relationships, applications and new businesses developed within these innovation hubs would go a long way toward improving Africa’s ICT efficiencies.
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