News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 70 on 4 May 2001

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LESOTHO LAYS THE FOUNDATIONS FOR INTERNET ACCESS

4 May 2001

With the introduction of its own national internet hub, Lesotho has cut the umbilical cord with South Africa. The authors of this week’s story (for names see the end of the article) describe how this was achieved and Lesotho’s future ambitions in this field.   Three privately owned ISPs - Leo, Square One and Adelfang have introduced internet access in Lesotho since October 2000.   This follows the successful efforts of the Government of Lesotho, the private sector and external funders to join forces and coordinate their efforts in leading Lesotho along a strategic path into the information age. Their…