Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Google local delays

So now SM of Google SA is promising better SA-local access to Google services by the end of 2008. Only a year after they promised it the last time:

Masie said that by the end of 2008 services such as Google Search, Google Maps and Youtube would work a lot faster, better and quicker in South Africa.
Google SA have been quite coy in announcing anything about their local datacenter plans. Is this to avoid tipping their hand? Perhaps they'll extend their GGC 'CDN' to South Africa. This might be the best way to dip their toe in the waters and gauge local usage and interest, especially once mid-2009 rolls around and Seacom's better pricing comes online.