Internet News - In Brief


- Comium Group Holding announced that Comium Data has been selected by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) in the Republic of Rwanda as the winner of a new Broadband Wireless Internet license. This move delivers on Comium Data’s vision to be the leading operator in Africa in the provision of Broadband Wireless Internet using the WiMAX standard. This license marks Comium Data’s 11th license awarded, with footprint encompassing East and West Africa, together with an operation in Lebanon.

- About 250 Information and Communications Technology companies (ICT) have been short listed by Galaxy Backbone, after an open bid to participate in in the provision of programme aimed at providing bandwidth and ICT infrastructure and services to ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

- The East African Community (EAC) wants to improve the efficiency of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) in managing information and extending its reach and visibility across the globe. The EAC has, therefore, invited bids from competent firms to develop and host the LVBC secretariat website.

- South Africa’s Internet service provider (ISP) Web Africa has sold a 30% stake to the Smartcom consortium, specialised distributors of pre-paid and contract voice and data services in the mobile environment. According to Matthew Tagg, MD of Web Africa, the agreement offers the ISP the opportunity to launch its own network, enabling a higher level of service.