Internet News - In Brief


- The fibre from Niger’s capital Niamey has been completed up to its border but the Burkina Faso stretch to Ouagadougou has not yet been completed.

- The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide a US$ 14.5 million loan to the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) project expected to cost US$235 million dollars. The bank announced that the financing will be channeled through the cable's Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that is also known as the West Indian Ocean Cable Company.

- Jigawa State Government in Nigeria has concluded arrangements to pay the nearly N50 million accumulated debts it owns to Galaxy ITT in a move aimed at restoring its IT backbone. The service was suspended a month ago by the service provider based in America as a result of the accumulated none settlement of monthly subscription fees.

- Redline Communications announced IBN Corporate chose Redline's RedMAX products for the firstWiMAX network in Gabon. IBN Corporate launched its WiMax services tobusinesses and residents in Libreville, Gabon on the 27th April, 2007 and willextend its network to serve Port-Gentil and Franceville in Gabon in October

2007 and January 2008.

- Algeria’s internet service provider Djawed has launched ADSL2+ with up to 10 MB bandwidth.