Internet News - In Brief

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- The number of Internet users in Tunisia has increased by 39% between 2007 and 2008 with 2.3 million users at the end of August 2008. Hence, the number of ADSL subscribers reached 166,000 in August 2008, compared with only 83,000 in the same period of 2007. The number of subscribers having an internet connection of more than 512 kb reached 39.6% compared with only 12.2% in the same period of last year. Besides, subscribers having a connection higher than 1 MB reached 26,000 compared with 5150 in the same period of last year. The capacity of the country’s connection to the international internet network was doubled in 2008, reaching 5.1 GB/s compared with 2.4 GB/s in the same period of last year.

- Internet radio is ready to move off your computer and into your living room. Radio fans will be pleased to hear that Tivoli Networks Radio will be launching its Internet radio music system in South Africa this month. Historically, Internet radio has been limited to listening with a computer or laptop, but the Tivoli NetWorks radio combines both traditional FM radio and Internet radio into one unit.