Internet News - In Brief


- Allegations that Telkom South Africa abused its dominance to stifle competition in the internet market will be revived in the high court next week, in proceedings that may pave the way for the operator to be fined R3.7bn for anti-competitive behaviour.

- Kenyan taxpayers will be able to fill in their tax returns online by June 2009. The new technology, referred to as the Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS), is being undertaken by experts from Chile, contracted by the Kenyan government under a government to government arrangement. It kicked off last November and is expected to be up and running by June next year.

- AccessKenya Group, one of Kenya’s leading Corporate Internet Service Provider, has launched a new and dynamic website that provides shareholders and other potential investors with real time information on the company’s share price, joining the list of few Kenyan websites offering this up to the minute service.

- South Africa’s airline Comair has diversified into the mobile Internet industry through a joint venture with the listed telecommunications company Altech., the budget airline brand which is a subsidiary of Comair, launched kulula.connect, a mobile Internet service that promises an affordable Internet connection using 3G technology.