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Re: Networking in Africa...
- From: Hank Nussbacher
- Date: Tue Dec 03 00:20:00 2002
At 05:36 PM 02-12-02 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> >> 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
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.