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- Djaweb, Algeria-Telecom's Internet subsidiary will launch before the end of December, a platform of access to broadband internet totalling more than 100,000 lines . In a separate note it was announced that Djaweb will become an "autonomous subsidiary" late 2006. Djaweb will remain a subsidiary of AT, but with its own status and budget

- South Africa’s largest cellular operator Vodacom is looking to enter the country’s broadband wireless market by buying into one of four WiMAX licence holders. Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig confirmed in a statement that his company has moved to acquire a stake in Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), which trades under the name iBurst. iBurst already provides broadband internet services via fixed wireless networks and is testing WiMAX technology, but has not yet settled on a WiMAX strategy. The exact details of the deal were not released.