Internet News - In Brief

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- Main One Cable Company announced the connection of K-NET, Ghana’s leading internet solutions provider, to its broadband network. The company currently has a growing list of major telecom service providers in Ghana which include Tigo, BusyInternet, MTN and Airtel.

- Almost two million Angolan citizens are using mobile phone internet affirmed the Vice Minister for Telecommunications, Aristides Safeca, on the sidelines of the Angolan Forum on Telecommunications and Information Technologies (Angotic/2011). According to the government official, this number represents 20 percent of almost eight million mobile phone users.

- Students and academic staff of Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone, will soon benefit from the launching of Wireless Internet Access on campus. The project is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Sierra Leone and the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), whereby the latter committed itself to the provision of ICT services to aid learning and research on campus.

- Two Mauritius-based African Top Level Domains (AfTLD) and DotConnect Africa (DCA) are squaring up for the soul of Dot Africa (.africa) over who the Africa Union (AU) should back in pursuit of this continental domain.

- The Information Technology Association of The Gambia (ITAG), in collaboration with Google held a two-day business forum at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi. The forum targets institutions, to look into how they can use Google products and services to expand their businesses. The speakers at the forum came from different parts of Africa and Europe and presented on various topics on IT.