Internet News - In Brief


- Indications emerged that Nigeria may have to postpone the launch of its second earth observation satellite, NigeriaSat-2 and one other, NigeriaSat-X, scheduled for this week. The postponement according to National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, sources was due to logistics and technical reasons.

- The landing station that will host the ACE submarine fibre cable is currently being built at the Lumley beach in Freetown in Sierra Leone. Work on the landing station is expected to be completed in September 2011.

- The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) is not tendering or planning to tender for the contract to be the service provider responsible for maintaining South Africa’s ‘do not contact’ (DNC) registry. That’s according to Leon Perlman, chairman of WASPA.

- Ecobank, the pan-African Bank has launched an internet based cash management application targeted at corporate clients to enable them make multi financial transactions. Dubbed, “Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform”, the capital management solution provides reliable, real-time, single access and covers the complete cash cycle.

- SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems has announced that it has been chosen as broadband fiber connectivity solution provider for Starcomms , Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company and provider of 3G services and triple-play. SkyVision’s end-to-end solution is based on the SkyVision PoP located in Lagos and connected to international submarine cables on the coasts of Nigeria.