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- The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) will hold its public hearings into its proposed ADSL regulations before the end of May, though firm dates have yet to be set, it says. The hearings will focus on pricing, speeds, caps and contention rates, among other issues.

- The number of websites in Algeria remains still "insufficient" compared with other Maghreb countries, an expert considered Tuesday during a seminar international on new technologies which is being held in Algiers. "The number of websites in Algeria reached 1, 400 sites only, produced in their majority by Algerians living abroad," the former Director of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Informatics Programme Youcef Mentalechta stressed in an address devoted to "E-governance: present and perspectives."