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- Telkom Kenya has announced that work has started on laying the cable linking Nairobi to the border down of Malaba. The Nairobi-Malaba cable will be laid alongside the oil pipeline owned by Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC). Telkom will, in return, connect KPC's depots and offices to the cable network. The cost of the project is estimated at about $80 million (Sh6 billion) and is the 2nd phase of expansion coverage plan which has seen the rollout of a similar cable from Mombasa to Nairobi.

- Since its launch in the Moroccan market in November 2003, ADSL subscription has grew at a phenomenal rate reaching 341,859 subscribers at the end of June 2006. ADSL market grew by 138% since June 2005. Dial up connections and leased lines numbers continue to decline and stand as follows at the end of June 2006: 9,053 dial up connections and 1,060 leased lines

- MTN Nigeria announced that it has completed the first phase of its 2,500kms fibre optic transmission network. The ring runs through Lagos-Benin-Asaba-Port Harcourt-Enugu-Abuja-Ibadan-Lagos .The next phase of the fibre optic project will connect Abuja, Kaduna and Kano with the South and East. The national fibre optic project will ultimately cover an area in excess of 3,500km and will span the length and breadth of Nigeria.