Networking in Africa...

Hank Nussbacher hank at
Tue Dec 3 05:13:26 UTC 2002

At 05:36 PM 02-12-02 -0500, alex at 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
> > 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 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.

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