Internet News - In Brief


- The National Council of the Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) has addressed a letter to the President in which it asks the federal government to intervene in the current posture of Galaxy Backbone Plc monopoly as the exclusive provider of Internet Access services to its Ministries, Departments and Agencies,( MDAs). ITAN believes that setting up such a monopoly will not create a level playing field for all stake holders in the industry.

- Europe Media Port (EMP) has announced that it is providing key services from its Greek teleport to Gateway Communications for its newly launched operations on AfricaSat-1 into Africa. EMP is a Cyprus-based global provider of transmissions services.

- Algeria’s ISP, EEPAD, is planning to launch as from 1st December a pack composed of a laptop with high speed internet access and value added services for a monthly subscription of DZD 2,700 (US$40).