Internet News - In Brief


- Tunisie Telecom has signed a contract for a submarine fibre-optic cable linking Tunisia to Europe. British wholesale operator Interoute, Global Marine and Chinese equipment vendor Huawei, will be involved in the new cable, which will have a capacity of up to 3.2Pbps and will be operational before the end of this year.

- The Managing Director, Nigerian Internet Exchange Point (NIXP), Muhammed Rudman has urged the government to mandate all service providers to connect to the nation’s exchange points to reduce the high cost paid by end users of Internet services in the country.

- Tunisia's state owned, largest internet and telephone provider, Tunisie Telecom has announced that it is boosting broadband connections, as well as improving the quality of its ADSL connections to enable its new customers to benefit from twice the internet speed they have chosen, at no additional cost. The offer which is valid from February 15 to March 15, offers the possibility for new subscribers to get a 512k for the price of a 256K connection, or that of 1MB for the price of 2MB, that is respectively 20 (US$14) and 30 (US$21) dinars.

- Enugu State in Nigeria launched a free city wide wireless Internet service in the main city. The project is a collaborative effort between the state government and Zinox Technologies Ltd.