Such are the challenges facing Ed Resor, vice president for international relations for the Somali Telecom Group, one of a handful of players working to bring Internet access to Somalia, which along with Eritrea and Congo is the last country in Africa to go online. MORE>>
In Somalia, the phone companies don't talk to each other. Each phone company has its own phone lines, and if you want to talk to somebody who uses a different phone company, you have to find a phone on that company's network. A businessman in Mogadishu might have half a dozen phones on his desk, one from each of the different companies.