IN BRIEF

Internet

- Angus Hay, Neotel’s Head of Strategy, said that their CDMA trial is continuing, but that the company can not give specific feedback about the trial results yet. The company will launch ‘fast Internet’ services using CDMA2000, and follow on with ‘true broadband’ offerings using WiMax in future.

- Internet gambling was expected to involve only about 2% of the gambling population compared with the 80% engaged in land-based casino activity, according to the trade and industry department. The figures were used to rebut claims by the Casino Association of SA that the introduction of online gambling would have negative consequences for casinos.