As a patriotic Nigerian to the core (I am sending this mail from our POP
in Kaduna - Northern Nigeria where most of my Kinsmen will not dream of
coming in the next 2 years) You cannot draw me into a discussion on
Nigeria's leadership (or followership) role in Africa. I am sure though,
that we are Lions on the Soccer pitch. (Apologies to the Cameroonians).
Wawa Ngenge - please spare me!!!
On a more serious note, Does the regulator need to setup their own
infrastructure? Can't they, just like any other end-user get an ISP to do
their stuffs for them? I am sure there are people from other African
countries who are in this boat. Is anything wrong with it?
I do not want the critic in me to have the upper hand now, so what are the
options available to a regulator? From your own experience, How is it done
If indeed ISPs should service these regulators, Given that most African
countries do not allow ISPs operate their own International VSAT links,
what are the options available to these ISPs to bring larger pipes into
their respective countries?.
If the answer is to use the Monopoly Telco in these countries, will the
regulator not end up being a client to the Telco that it should be
regulating? Seems to me like a chicken and Egg puzzle.
Which way Eberhard?
Best Regards ...
On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 06:19:05 +0200
> From: Eberhard W Lisse <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: [log in to unmask]
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: HELP !!!
> In message <[log in to unmask]>, Sunday F
> olayan writes:
> > Nice display of many years of hacking (nes pa?). Like a lamb to be
> > slaughtered, I keyed in the contraption and then - Saw something
> > like 163-209.196.31.interliant.com
> Actually it needs a month on linx, however, it does display a few
> features that windoze doesnŽt have :-)-O
> > You must know that it is fashionable to host sites on larger pipes
> > than strain the little bandwidth available to us in the
> > country. They are not guilty of any crime I would say - or I dare to
> > write 'rule'. Perhaps I did not get your drift?
> The Lion of Africa discussion, perhaps? :-)-O
> *THE* governmental institution dealing with communications proves to
> the rest of the world that NG doesnŽt have the means to run a web site
> > I have been keeping track of the 'no flames from el days' - seems
> > almost 60 days now ;-)
> I moved house and IŽll tell you the rest privately. However I do read
> what is coming, very little, though :-)-O