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- As part of a price-cutting package, Senegal’s SONATEL will reduce its internet rates from 1 June 2004: and 39% on monthly internet subscriptions and 32% on internet subscriptions between 30-50 hours.

- Tanzania has emerged the second country in Africa after South Africa to adopt a wireless Internet service known as AXITY 3G broadband through CATS-NET. Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Dar es Salaam, the Managing Director of CATS-NET Limited, Akber Hamer, said that the new wireless Internet service would give consumers access at broadband speeds combined with freedom of a cellular phone. Explaining how customers will be connected, he said it would be made through the simple installation of AXITY 3G modem, a small device that plugs into either the USB port or the ethernet adaptor of the computer. The yearly charge for 64 Kilobytes will be USD 1,000, while for 128 Kilobytes will be USD 1,250.