Internet News - In Brief

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- The Civil Aviation Authority of Rwanda offers free wi-fi access at Kigali airport.

- Edouard Etonde Ekotto, the Minister of Post and Telecommunications has announced that the work to lay the fibre cable alongside the pipeline to Chad has started. Douala, the economic capital of the country will be the landing point.

- The new schedule for the ICASA ADSL hearings, which will take place on the 24th and 25th of May, has been released. On the 24th of May eight presentations will be made, most notably from Internet Solutions, Vodacom, ISPA, ISOC and MWeb. On the 25th of May five presentations will be made from MyADSL, Cybersmart, Sentech, the SNO and Telkom.

- Uganda telecom Utl has started offering broadband internet connections with a minimum of 64kbps and a maximum of 256kbps available at present. The company plans to provide later connections up to 6 Megabytes per second. The monthly rates are $90, $170 and $300 for 64Kbps, 128Kbps and 256Kbps respectively.

- Namibia's' leading internet-based converged communications provider UUNET last week changed its name to Verizon Business Namibia. Verizon Business Namibia is a subsidiary of Verizon Business South Africa.