Internet News - In Brief


- Faced with threat of possible eclipse of their businesses, internet service providers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN) have called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to reconsider its plan to scrap the 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 GHz frequency currently used by most internet service providers. The NCC has given up till the end of this year when it would expect every body using the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band for unlicensed commercial operation to vacate.

- In what signals the construction of Nigeria’s biggest Internet network, Nigeria’s pioneer wireless telecoms operator, MTS First Wireless, last week in Lagos entered into a supply and equipment deployment contract worth N3 billion for Internet, VSAT, and Remote Stations equipment for its nationwide integrated voice and data telephony services. Bacom Communications Ltd, which entered the contract agreement with MTS First Wireless, would build the integrated voice and data network capable of supporting up to one million Internet Service users across the country.