Internet News - In Brief


- Angolan minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha has reckoned as positive the progress on fibre optic cable project, started two years ago. 400 kilometres of fibre optic cables have rolled out between Luanda and Malanje.

- Internet Technologies Namibia (ITN), made history in the country by deploying the first Juniper Network Equipment on its MPLS Backbone. The integration of Juniper Networks technology will enhance ITN's ability to offer corporate customers integrated communication solutions, from secure Internet access to Multi-Media on their virtual private networks (VPN).

- The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has partnered with Nigerian WiMAX operator ipNX to bring broadband access to all 36 states in the country through the ‘State Accelerated Bandwidth Initiative’ (SABI). The project has been long-delayed, having been postponed because of government red tape and a lack of budget.

- Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) announced that it has made 69 to 98 per cent discount on client subscription fee for broadband internet services and 13 to 66 per cent discount has been made on internet service. Ethiopia telecom According to the corporation, which is the government monopoly telecom service tariff discount has also been made on CDMA services the initial fee to fixed telephone service has been reduced to 144.10 birr (around $12 ) from 283.30 birr ( around $25 ) previously.