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- Nigerian wireless solutions provider Junisat, has unveiled its W3A satellite system that will ensure adequate Internet connectivity for the whole continent. The W3A is one of the most sophisticated satellites that combine KU and KA band frequencies for maximum performance in wireless Internet solutions.At the official launching recently in Lagos, Junisat boss Gboyega Ojuri stated that W3A is the most advanced platform within its class because with the solution, users previously restricted to only 1.8m dishes can now use 1.2m dishes and be sure of same quality of access. This invariably reduces cost, hence increasing penetration.

- Pan African ISP Africa Online, has created a new service in Kenya called Wireless Infinity that does not require a Telkom Kenya telephone line. Businesses are now able to enjoy wireless Internet connection without a telephone line. The company will tie-up with local Public Data Network Operators (PDNO) to offer a wireless Internet service that would permit an uninterrupted connection to the World Wide Web. The service uses wireless technology and instead of reliance on Telkom's cable network, it would use base stations set by PDNO's at various locations. According to Africa Online Development Manager, David Ngigi the service would offer high speed ranging between 32 kilobits and beyond 2 megabits.