[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?

nabil benamar benamar73 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 22:17:35 SAST 2012

Hi All,

The Hungout realized today around the subject who control Internet, is of
some interest:

Weight in


2012/10/18 SM <sm at resistor.net>

> The image at http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-**images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/*
> *2012/8/2/1343919312614/**Internet-map-008.jpg<http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/2/1343919312614/Internet-map-008.jpg>could be used as input to answer the question in the subject line.  Africa
> is a quarter the size of South America in terms of addressability.  The
> most visible ccTLD in Africa is .za which is 0.3% of the web.  The total
> international bandwidth for Africa is 1 Tbps.  It was mentioned that Africa
> has less international bandwidth than Austria.
> In other news a well-known search engine has threatened to exclude some
> sites in a country from search results if the country goes ahead with plans
> to make search engines pay for content.
> Regards,
> -sm
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*تحياتي ، **Cordialement, Regards*
*نبيل بنعمرو Nabil Benamar*
Professor of computer sciences
Simulation and Modelisation Laboratory
Human Sciences Faculty of Meknes
Moulay Ismail* *University*
Meknes, Morocco
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