Internet News - In Brief


- Boudjemaâ Haïchour , the Algerian Minister of ostal Services and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) announced all the communes nationwide will benefit from high-speed internet connections by 2008. Meanwhile Algerie Telecom announced the launch on December 15 of a new broadband package including telephony, television and internet.

- Last week, satellite capacity provider Intelsat announced a new customer agreement with Angolan cellco MSTelcom, to extend GSM coverage. Through recent acquisition and mergers, MSTELCOM has become the larger satellite service provider in Angola. According to Rui Faria, the company’s business development manager, the fast growth has translated in some structural adjustments which impacted on the service quality. This problem will be solved in the new future as the company will soon launch its Wimax network.