Internet News - In Brief


- The Nigeria Football Federation has launched its official website, Officials say the website will become functional in a couple of weeks, as operational staff have only just started work.

- TAAG Angola Airlines plans to launch a new website and call centre this month as part of its reorganisation plan, Carlos Vicente of the company’s press office has stated. The launch of the website and call centre aims to enable travellers to buy and reserve tickets without having to visit sales points.

- With only two weeks to go until the end of the third ticket sales phase, more than 700 000 ticket applications for the 2010 Soccer World Cup have been received, says Fifa. Online ticket sales are handled by Match Event Services, a local subsidiary of Zurich-based Match Services, which provides Fifa with ticketing, accommodation and event IT services.

- South Africa ups its average broadband speeds, but still drops down the world rankings. Towards the end of last year the University of Oxford and the University of Oviedo’s Department of Applied Economics released the results of their Broadband Quality Study, highlighting what many people knew for a long time: South Africa is on the wrong side of the digital divide. Europe is leading the pack in terms of broadband speeds with an average downlink speed of 7.32 Mbps. North America is second with 6.65 Mbps, followed by Australasia with 5.54 Mbps, Asia with 4.90 Mbps, South America with 2.15 Mbps and Africa with 1.3 Mbps.