Internet News - In Brief


- According to Business Daily, the Kenyan government is hoping to convince the country’s local authorities to invest in fibre-optic cables in an effort to reduce the exorbitant cost of broadband in the country. Acting on the directive of President Kibaki, information permanent secretary Dr Bitange Ndemo, indicated that consultations regarding the new plans will begin on 18 July. Ndemo commented: ‘The government is going to engage local authorities to invest in metro fibre cables and be paid on usage instead of charging the ISPs exorbitant fees’.

- Telkom South Africa has announced that it is offering home and small business customers the opportunity to test its fixed line broadband with the announcement of a free three month trial promotion. This offer is not conditional to any contract subscriptions, pre- or post-trial period.

- The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global body for professional accountants, would soon introduce online examinations in Nigeria in partnership with Summit Consulting Group.