Internet News - In Brief


- Telecom Namibia is in the process of setting up four international Points of Presence (PoPs) along the WACS undersea cable route, which entered service in May, reports Datacenter Dynamics. The Namibian telco’s PoPs will be located in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London and will be deployed by NewTelco South Africa and its affiliate Jasco Co-location Solutions. The PoPs will be for exclusive use by Telecom Namibia, allowing it to launch new services. The Namibian firm will use NewTelco’s infrastructure, including data centres, until dedicated equipment can be built.

- Wireless network solutions provider Altobridge has announced the completion of the first phase of a project to provide mobile voice and broadband services to rural areas of Ghana. The solar-powered satellite-backhauled network is being operated by domestic cellular operator Tigo Ghana. The project has been funded by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), an implementing agency of the Ministry of Communications set up by the government to facilitate the provision of access to internet connectivity and communications infrastructure to under-served and unserved areas of the country.