Internet News - In Brief


- This week's GISPA press conference (see above) also announced that the Ghana Internet Exchange will be launched in October, ending what must be the longest running discussion to set up a local internet exchange point.

- Gilat Satellite Networks says that it has signed a contract with the leading Angolan ISP and a telecom operator, MSTelcom. The agreement initially calls for the deployment of up to 1,000 sites of the satellite-based DialAw@y IP and FaraWay VSAT networks. While the DialAw@y IP network will service rural telephony applications throughout the country, the FaraWay network will provide data and telephony services to MSTelcom's ministerial and corporate clients. The installation of the hubs and the remote sites is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2004.