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Re: Networking in Africa...
At 05:36 PM 02-12-02 -0500, [email protected] wrote:
http://www.gilat.com/post/GilatinAfrica.pdf> >> fyi, all countries in africa are ip connected. dunno how big your > >> hands are, but there are over 50 countries in africa. > > > >Pardon me for not counting "allocated" addresses as IP connectivity. > > You're pardoned, but just barely. Try some traceroutes, and you'll > find that every country in Africa does indeed have some kind of IP > connectivity. Try finding some IP connectivity while in Nigeria. You would be hard-pressed, even if you are willing to pay enormous $$.
We currently provide 14Mb/sec of upstream commodity Internet access for Gilat. Most of it is to Nigeria with Congo, Cameroon, Aritrea, Madagascar, Ghana and Mozambique nicely represented.
> There seem to be a lot of ISPs who get little slices of IP from > satellite carriers like emperion.net in Denmark. Much of the 419 spam > I get from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and other west African > countries originates in cybercafes with satellite links. Correction... *very* *few* satellite links. Alex