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- A new satellite hub has been launched by a Canadian company Juch Tech Incorporation to deliver Internet services to Africa. The new Internet service, via the Trans-Africa satellite, is now operational. A Nigerian company named Interweb Satcom based in Abuja will be the reseller for the service.

- South Africa’s state-owned infrastructure provider has caused controversy by applying for two licences, one covering wholesale and the other retail sales to end-users. It is difficult for state-owned entities like this one to gain trust in the market if they compete with their customers. Understandably, ISPA, the ISP association in South Africa has registered its objections to the regulator ICASA over the retail licence application.