Internet News - In Brief

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- The management of Nitel has announced it has fixed and restored the services of the SAT-3 Cable, damaged on October 15, 2008. The damage on SAT-3 has disrupted international calls and Internet connections to and from Nigeria.

- Seven Atlantique Telecom GSM mobile networks in Africa are to be connected via a VSAT network to be installed by Globecomm Systems. The contract follows Atlantique Telecom's programme of consolidation of its African markets.

- Nigeria’ fixed wireless phone operator, Multi-Links Telkom last week has rolled out its broadband EVDO package to Lagos. Its mobile broadband service will provide high speed Internet access for a wide range of applications and customers, ranging from professionals, mobile executives to students.

- Satlink Communications Ltd., announced that it has made it to yet another category of the World Teleport Association (WTA) ranking, by being named among the 'Independent Top Twenty'. WTA is a leading organization that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up.

- A local South African company, MyIsp has launched an initiative aimed at providing free internet access to South African consumers with limited access needs, such as minor email or online banking requirements. It has options available for dialup and ADSL users.

- Two young unemployed Ugandan computer programmers have built Libre-Échange an Internet-based money-making business that could be Uganda’s Google. Libre-Échange is French word for Free Trade now coming into the Ugandan circles as an online trading platform that could either make you filthy rich or damn broke should, it take off. Hosted at www.poundsource.com the trading platform is replicating the buying and selling of real company shares at the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), by investors.