[AfrICANN-discuss] Who controls the internet?

Nii Narku Quaynor quaynor at ghana.com
Thu Oct 18 22:21:11 SAST 2012

Ack. Africa should focus and build its Internet industries 

On Oct 18, 2012, at 16:01, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:

> The image at 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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