Monday, May 14, 2007

Nigeria's communication satellite launched by China

A new communication satellite was launched by China for Nigeria. With the launching of this new satellite known as Nigeria Communication Satellite NIGCOMSAT-1, Africa would be able to experience better broadband internet access, broadcasting and communication.

It is hope that with the launch of NIGCOMSAT-1, the digital divide between Africa and other countries can be further narrowed. Currently, Africa countries are paying millions of dollars every year to route data and voice traffic from one country to another through Europe or North American due to lack of communication infrastructures. Thus, this attribute to the high cost of web access in Africa, being the costliest in the world.

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