Internet News - In Brief


- The Grid, the mobile social network from South Africa is making an attempt to enter the Nigerian web market. The Grid in Nigeria has a few features missing from it, like the location based information, however The Grid made up for this lapse by rolling out a few more features for fans of the service. The changes include stuff like twitter integration, change to their mibli interface.

- WIOCC, the single largest shareholder in the EASSy submarine system and Africa’s new telecommunications carriers’ carrier continues to make progress towards delivering low-cost, high-capacity IP bandwidth and International. WIOCC has confirmed that much of the construction work on the 1.4Tbps EASSy system is now complete and laying of the submarine system will commence within the coming months. The system, which will connect nine countries on Africa’s eastern seaboard into the global network, remains on track for launch on 30th June 2010.

- The South African Police are investigating the second act of cyber violence against the Cape Party this year. The Cape Party, who are calling for the independence of the Cape, also came under attack earlier this year during National elections when a similar incident was perpetrated against them.

- South Africa’s ISP iBurst has introduced a triple-play proof of concept (POC) at the gated community of Monaghan Farm which is situated just north of Lanseria Airport. The triple play concept delivers video, voice, and data services to houses on the estate via an iBurst data centre, situated at the Monaghan Farm admin block. Should the POC be successful, the service will be rolled out to all 279 houses on the estate.