Internet News - In Brief


- The city of Johannesburg has shortlisted 11 companies as potential partners in its broadband network project. They are Goal Technology Solutions, Altech, Neology, Transtel, MTN, Dimension Data, Vodacom, Ericsson, Telkom, MWEB/Tellumat and Sentech.

- Nigeria’s Federal Government will save about N302.4 billion annually through provision of free Internet services once Galaxy Backbone Plc begins operation. The company has concluded plans to install 5000 VSAT network with nodes distributed in all the local government areas of the federation and to offer VoIP services and chat rooms for government offices.

- Air Mauritius has updated its website to improve customers online booking experience. With more than 4,000 daily visitors to the website, the airline sees an opportunity to increase sales with the shift to online booking by travellers.

- Côte d’Ivoire, Cocody university has made mandatory online pre-registration for new students. So far, the organisation has recorded 3,200 online registrations and as a result there were less queues at the registration office, reduced delays in the registration process and more secured personal data processing.

- iBurst South Africa says it has installed the 200th base station on its national wireless broadband network. The milestone has been reached just weeks after the operator signed up its 50,000th customer. iBurst has coverage in most major metropolitan areas, including Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg and Bloemfontein.