Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1213 from 2004/12/1
From: Paris, France
The product we?re selling with the Africa is basically providing access to the Internet.
I don't mean to sound negative, but these guys tend to forget that it's not the computer that provides access to the internet but the telecom infrastructure. And the situation in Africa isn't that great about internet infrastructures. Most of them are owned by ex-colonial western countries or dependant from them, and until the africans get full control of their own ressources and make it available for the masses i only see these attempts as pretty vain.
It's a very difficult market as it's mostly political before being commercial.
People there don't need netbooks, they need infrastructures first. And at the moment they are being developped by the chinese...