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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

Internet Society


The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet’s premier technical standards body. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. For more information see: http://InternetSociety.org.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is the regulatory body of the communications sector in Uganda. It was established by the Communications Act (Cap 106 Laws of Uganda) to facilitate and enable the development of a modern communications sector and infrastructure in Uganda. For more information, see: www.ucc.co.ug.

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)

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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), whose main Campus is located at Nkozi, 82 kilometres west of Kampala, the Capital of Uganda, on the Kampala-Masaka road, was started in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic Departments. To date, the total enrollment of students is over five-thousand, of whom about one thousand are full-time residents on campus, with the rest following distance-learning programmes and part-time programmes at the University Kampala-Campus at the Uganda Catholic Management and Training Institute-Rubaga.

Students of UMU come from all over the world. The university also host students for field work and research from Europe and USA. This international atmosphere offers a good study experience to the students and staff as well as an opportunity for a rich cultural exchange.

Other academic departments include: the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of the Built Environment, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Department of Microfinance, the Department of Good Governance and Development Studies, the Community and Outreach Department, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Courses offered by the University comprise diplomas, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas and degrees in various fields. The University also has PhD programme in various fields. Further information is available at www.fiuc.org/umu/.

Association of African Universities (AAU)

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The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. The AAU, whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana, was founded in Rabat, Morocco on November 12, 1967, following recommendations made at an earlier conference organized by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Antananarivo, Madagascar in September 1962 for the formation of such an apex organization. For additional information, please visit http://www.aau.org.

Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)


The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a regional inter-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration among universities in East Africa, and between them and governments and other organizations, both public and private. It is one of the autonomous institutions of the East African Community (EAC), the umbrella body that brings together the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. For more information, please visit http://www.iucea.org.



AT&T Inc

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T|DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.


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Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top Web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall Web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.


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Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York. For more information, please visit www.ericsson.com.


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Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects.From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile.Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Wireless Reach

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About Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach™ Initiative:
Qualcomm believes access to advanced wireless voice and data services improves people’s lives. Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative supports programs and solutions that bring the benefits of connectivity to underserved communities globally. By working with partners, Wireless Reach projects create new ways for people to communicate, learn, access health care, sustain the environment and reach global markets. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com/wirelessreach.



Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. For Africa, Intelsat soon will launch a new satellite, Intelsat New Dawn, optimized to provide solutions for African communication needs by delivering capacity for voice, wireless backhaul, Internet and media applications. Throughout the world, from the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications are closer, by far. For more information, please visit www.intelsat.com.



SEACOM is a privately funded and over three quarters African owned undersea fibre optic cable system, which assists communication carriers in southern and east Africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks via India and Europe. With a capacity of 1.28 Tbps, the 17,000 km undersea fibre optic cable system provides African and global retail carriers with equal and open access to inexpensive bandwidth, removing the international infrastructure bottleneck and supporting east and southern African economic growth. African countries connected to the SEACOM system to date include South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

SEACOM is 76.56% African owned by:

For more information, please visit: http://www.seacom.mu.