Internet News - In Brief


- According to, British Telecom’s international unit BT Global Services is gearing up to get involved in one of South Africa’s ongoing national fibre projects, with an announcement expected during the next few weeks. Speaking at the Submarine Networks World Africa 2011 conference in Sandton, South Africa this week, Stephen Kelly, BT Global’s head of Middle East and Africa operation, revealed that BT is set to invest in a fibre network in South Africa, with the FibreCo Telecommunications consortium its most likely target.

- Fly540 joins M-Pesa corporate Pay Bill partners using the service, including learning and financial institutions, NGOs, religious organisations, transport operators, insurance agencies, hotels and hospitals. Fly540 operations director Nixon Ooko explained: "M-Pesa will ease the procedure of buying tickets for our customers, many of whom are already familiar with using M-Pesa to pay for other services.