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- Angola’s Education Ministry and private sector mobile network operator Unitel have partnered Chinese telecoms equipment company Huawei to launch a project designed to provide free internet access for selected groups of public and private secondary school students, reports ANGOP news agency. According to a note from Unitel, the project, called ‘E-Net’, began last week and will involve all 18 provinces of Angola.

- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today revealed who has applied for which generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names in what is expected to become the largest expansion in the history of the Internet’s Domain Name System. Applications were received from 60 countries and territories, broken down by ICANN’s geographic regions; 911 from North America, 675 from Europe, 303 are from Asia-Pacific, 24 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and 17 from Africa. The applications from Latin America/Caribbean and Africa would be the first gTLDs ever from those regions.