Internet News – In Brief


- Intelsat announced new contracts with customers utilizing Intelsat’s African video distribution satellite neighbourhoods and broadband capacity yesterday. According to a press release by the company, Intelsat’s history of providing a reliable communications infrastructure to Africa over the past 40 years has resulted in many firsts on the continent.

- MTN has announced that they are planning to double its number of 3G base stations in South Africa and increase their broadband reach to at least 80% of the population in the next few years.

- Safaricom has announced plans to build its own inland fibre optic network to get a larger share of the data market and reduce its reliance on the voice market that is faced with increased competition and shrinking margins. Well done, KDN.