Internet News - In Brief


- Kenya’s Wananchi (with its Zuku brand) has 14,000 Pay-TV subscribers and will be launching a DTH satellite service and a Triple Play offer (June 2010) in Nairobi. Coincidentally, Senegal’s Sonatel will also launch a Triple Play service in the same month.

- After the "digital cities", administrations, services and several other economic sectors, the Tunisian architecture is joining the digital era thanks to , Tunisia's first online architecture magazine.

- Gistcaster is a new microblogging platform from Nigeria. Gistcaster joins the fray to compete for the dominance with other microblogging platforms like Kukurooku, Naijapulse, Gatorpeeps and Qiqima.

- Alcatel-Lucent and Kenya Data Networks (KDN), the leading data communications carrier in Kenya and one of the largest in Africa, have expanded their existing relationship by offering KDN’s small- and medium-sized enterprise customers flexible, secure Internet services. “Our objective is to deliver a wide range of beneficial, easy-to-use Internet services to our business customers,” said Kai Wulff, CEO of KDN and Group Executive of Altech East and Central Africa. “Alcatel-Lucent is providing us with a cost-effective corporate solution that will enable us to offer our customers innovative services with the highest quality standards.”