Internet News: In Brief


*Nashua Mobile and Internet Solutions (IS) have teamed up to bring a new voice-over Wi-Fi service called VoIS Mobile to market. The two companies have announced a partnership that will see Nashua Mobile resell the IS VoIS Mobile product to its corporate subscriber base while IS will in turn offer mobile contracts from Nashua Mobile to its clients.

* Kigali — Banking institutions in the country that are connected to Rwandatel's internet network have had their services affected following Seacom's undersea cable failure. The internet breakdown that started early this week is attributed to the fault on an undersea cable running from Dar-es-Salaam to Mumbai in the Indian Ocean.

* Geneva — President Paul Kagame has arrived in Geneva, Switzerland where he is participating in the first meeting of the recently launched Broadband Commission at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The President and Mexican tycoon, Carlos Slim, will co-chair the commission, whose objective is to advocate for widespread access to broadband for developing countries.

* The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Development Forum and the 11th Forum on Telecommunications/ICT Regulations Authority (FTRA) opened Monday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi. The two conferences, which aim at dealing on the Fibre optic broadband and sharing capacity and open access principles to achieve Connect Africa Goal, are organised by the ITU on the invitation of the government of The Gambia through the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA).