To describe the electricity instability in most Sub-Saharan African countries to someone who never lived in the region could sound like a fairy tale.

In the concluding part of this Africa Telecommunication opportunities series, it is important to understand that Africa still has major challenges to overcome before the Telecom sector matures to advanced standards as applicable in many developed economies.

Why take your business global? A better question may well be why not.

With a population of 1.35 billion and an economy growing at about 10 percent per annum, opportunities don’t come any bigger than China.

Blogger Frank Aneke takes us through the opportunities in telecommunications in Africa.

David Thomas shares his thoughts on working with BRIC nations in his latest blog post.

It is now exactly 10 years since Jim O’Neill, then the newly appointed Head of Economic Research at Goldman Sachs wrote a research paper "Dreaming with BRICs" in which he predicted that the global economy in the coming decades would be propelled by the growth of four populous and economically ambitious countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China, and famously coined the acronym "BRIC".

During the recent November 2011 APEC meeting in Hawaii, one of the key announcements was the agreement by nine of the members on the broad outlines of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between their countries.

Gary Cronin of Exportise asks is there a problem for Australia’s long term economic growth if the mining industry cannot continue to dominate our exports?

Frank Aneke writes on the opportunities available in Africa's expanding oil and gas sectors. "19 African countries are currently among significant contributors to the global oil and gas market. New African oil producers such as Ghana are on their way to join the global league of oil & gas exporters."