Internet News - In Brief


- Netcom Africa emerged winner of the ISP of the year award at the annual Nigerian Information Technology and Telecom Awards (NITTA) ceremony .

- Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has been contracted to provide significant IP capacity via satellite to Internet Solutions. EMC will provide a 155Mbps + 45Mbps link between EMC’s Raisting Teleport and IS’ earth stations in South Africa.

- Reporters Without Borders called for the release of Libyan cyber-dissident Dr. Idrees Mohammed Boufayed, who is believed to have been detained in Tripoli since 5 November for criticising the Libyan government on opposition websites. There has been no news of him for the past month.

- CCK has commissioned a study on the local Internet sub-sector to establish reasons behind the low service penetration and usage. The study will also propose mechanisms of revamping the Internet sub-sector and encouraging service penetration to rural areas.