Internet News - In Brief

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  -   The World Bank infoDev program has recently published an "Information Technology Security Handbook," oriented to the needs of individuals, small businesses, governments and system and network administrators in developing countries.  The Handbook is now available on-line at the web site http://www.infodev-security.net/.

  -   Gilat Satellite Networks announced last week that it would supply Koochi Communications an additional 300 Skystar 360E terminals to deliver broadband communications to SOHO and SME users in Nigeria and West Africa.

   -   Simbanet Limited, a Kenyan Public Data Network Operator (PDNO) lastweek launched a local loop wireless service. Subscribers for the data service for 32k will each month pay USD99 (Sh7, 920). Subscribers for 64k bandwidth will pay, USD190 (Sh15, 200) while those who need 128k, 256k, and 512k will each month pay USD275 (Sh22, 000), USD380 (Sh30, 400) and USD540 (Sh43, 200).