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Re: Networking in Africa...
[email protected] wrote: > Try finding some IP connectivity while in Nigeria. You would be > hard-pressed, even if you are willing to pay enormous $$. Having worked and lived in Nigeria while consulting with several ISPs there, I can assure you this is incorrect. In large cities such as Lagos, you can't stand on the street and spit without hitting an Internet cafe, many of which are open 24-hours-a-day (419ers never sleep). $15 will get you all night (11pm - 7am) access in an air conditioned cafe with their own fast VSAT connection. I am _not_ joking- there are thousands of Internet cafes throughout Lagos State on almost every street. Many smaller towns in all parts of the country will often have at least one Internet cafe around. To answer your satellite comment, most ISPs have their own VSAT connections, though others go through local upstreams such as NITEL and GS Telecom (which eventually load the traffic onto their own satellite link). Many Internet cafes have set up their own VSATs as well, as many of the local ISPs can be unreliable and/or overpriced. Robbie -- Robbie Honerkamp ISP consultant- have-laptop-will-travel [email protected]