Internet News - In Brief


- According to online newspaper Arib, Burundi’s internet bandwidth was about 5 Mbps last year and catered for approximately 2,500 internet users across the country.

- Axed Sowetan subeditor Llewellyn Kriel will appeal the findings of the disciplinary hearing that led to his dismissal and made him the first South African fired for blogging. Kriel was dismissed when he was found to have brought the company's name into disrepute through a blog posted on the Mail & Guardian's website.

- The fibre link between Ethiopia and Djibouti will be completed in about three months time.

- Uganda’s Stanbic Bank has launched Internet banking. with the new service, customers can make balance enquiries, view and download statements, conduct account transfers and effect third party payments like utility bills and notifications. The customers will be required to make a one-time payment of sh5,000 to sign onto the facility.

- The Senegalese regulator, the ARTP, also reported that there were a total of 34,907 registered Internet users by the end of September, of which 33,584 were ADSL subscribers.