Internet News - In Brief


- The Kenyan Government has awarded French company, Alcatel-Lucent, the tender to construct the East Africa Marine System (TEAMS) set to link the Kenyan coast with the United Arabs Emirates.

- Santa Monica-based Weboconference announced that it has launched its web conferencing application in Africa by securing its first client there, the Panafrican Press Association (APPA).A multi-user platform, the system allows videoconferences in real time joining together 16 participants in its initial version and up to 50 in a bespoke version , or an unlimited number web-casters for a public conference (international conferences, press conferences, debates, commercial meetings, products presentation, contacts with expatriates, etc).

- India’s Jataayu Software has released its Truly Mobile Browser – jB5 for Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition mobile phones. jB5 is a mobile browser that can deliver anInternet browsing experience on the widest variety of phones. It can embed seamlessly on smart phones and feature phones as well as other Internet devices. jB5 covers not only all relevant web standards like HTML4, CSS2, ECMAScript but also complete WAP2 specifications.

- Some 500 participants are expected to take part in Connect Africa Leaders’ Summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali on 29 and 30 October, United Nations confirmed. The summit’s main goal is to bring connectivity to Africa and promote “Connect Africa”, a new partnership that seeks to expand the information, communication and technology infrastructure of the continent, especially broadband internet, to attract investment needed for employment and economic growth.