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- Algerie Telecom is close to launching its first WiMAX wireless broadband networks in three cities. Algérie Télécom is reportedly looking at deploying WiMAX in Algiers, Boumerdes and Blida, with an expansion later in the year to include four more cities: Oran, Annaba, Constantine and Ouargla.

- The Electoral Commission of Kenya has announced that it will this year assess the progress of the polls by using new satellite mapping technology. By using the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital cartography and remote sensing, the Commission will be able to provide solutions in cases where ballot papers are delayed due to natural events such as floods for example.