Internet News - In Brief


- Satellite providers Global Telesat and RascomStar have entered into a joint venture to offer satellite-based internet access throughout Africa, beginning with Angola. The venture, using capacity on the Rascom-QAF1R satellite in the C- and Ku-band frequencies, is aimed at extending connectivity to a range of customers including SMEs, large corporations, telecoms operators and ISPs, and extending high speed internet coverage in rural areas at ‘competitive prices’.

- The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority has announced that all registered companies at the Egyptian Exchange must launch their own websites to provide all necessary financial and non-financial information. In a statement, the authority said the step will enable investors to smoothly and transparently have access to all information they need to know about these companies.