> ...A Singapore company, hired to provide street lights for the largest
> city in Cameroon, has devised a way to use the lampposts to provide
> internet access to residents.
> 
> When the lights go on in the city of Douala next year, Nex-G Systems
> will also be providing technology to connect people to the internet,
> said chief executive officer Ronnie Persad.
> 
> The company won a $US29 million ($40 million) deal earlier this month
> to provide "smart" solar powered lamp posts to the African country.
> 
> Initially, the idea was to install street lamps that could be remotely
> controlled from a central point, Mr Persad said.
> 
> "We thought, why not put in telecoms infrastructure as well so people
> can go online and make telephone calls too," The Straits Times quoted
> him as saying....
> 
> cont. at  
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/lamp-posts-for-internet-services/
> 2005/12/28/1135732627535.html
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