Internet News - In Brief


- The Information Technology Association of The Gambia (ITAG), in collaboration with Google held a two-day business forum targeted at local institutions and how they can use Google products and services to expand their businesses.

- Foris Telecom, a mobile broadband Internet and applications service provider, has successfully launched its WiMAX network in Mozambique and Kampala, Uganda. The network, supplied by Alvarion, operating in the 2.5 GHz frequency range, is the first Wimax deployment in Uganda and Mozambique. "Alvarion's best-of-breed solution allows us to meet the specific demands of the African market," said Dov Slook, CEO and Chairman of Foris Telecom. "Given the countries' struggle to connect to the Maritime cable, Alvarion's cost-effective solutions enable us to offer our existing and new customers 4G broadband services at very competitive rates."

- WIOCC, the largest shareholder in EASSy, the highest-capacity submarine cable system serving Africa, has announced the interconnection of its network with that of Global Crossing. The strategic agreement will enable WIOCC to further extend its customers’ connectivity in countries where it previously did not have coverage, by making it part of the Global Crossing Tier 1 MPLS network.

- As of June 1, 2011, all visa applicants to the UK will be required to complete their application forms online, a statement from the British High Commission in Accra said.