TelecomTV *Raw

The best of TelecomTV, plus (un)related junk from the site’s Director of Content

EXCLUSIVE: US adviser’s Iraq warning – Progress too slow!

BaghdadImage via Wikipedia

Full story on the main TelecomTV website, but here’s the highlight:

26/08/2008 12:33:00 – by CommsDay

A leading US adviser to the Iraqi telecommunications network reconstruction effort is circulating an extensive critique of progress there, charging that Iraq badly lags on development of core fibre infrastructure, faces a massive ICT training shortfall and has erred in rewarding politically-influential US vendors with supply contracts.

Bob Fonow, who completed a 18-month stint as senior consultant, telecoms and IT at the US State Department in Baghdad earlier this year, also charges that the recent military surge has seen the US Department of Defense command excessive influence in telecom reconstruction, often in areas where it has insufficient expertise.

(((Incidentally, this was reposted using the WordPress “Press This” bookmarklet, by way of a test. Only a selection of text from the page was chosen. It was later re-edited in WordPress, in order to use the added extras offered by Zemanta. By the way, adding a new tag within the Press This stage didn’t work…)))

TelecomTV – TelecomTV One – News.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Advertisements

Tuesday, 26 August 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: