Internet News - In Brief


- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced the launch of its Southern Africa Office and invites experts in the region to join the international effort of developing Web standards at W3C.

- In Côte d’Ivoire, IT professionals met last week to discuss cyber criminality issues. Although they have recommended the creation of an agency to fight such type of crimes they also said that the country has no legal framework in place to fight Internet crimes efficiently.

- Cape Town-based technology company, Yeigo Communications, has launched Yeigo, a mobile VoIP software solution. It is the first communications service using VoIP technology for mobile phones to come out of SA and one of the first in the world. It operates on compatible mobile phones that use the Windows Mobile or Symbian Operating Systems with Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA connections. These operating systems cover a significant number of phones with brands such as Nokia, Imate, HTC and Samsung, which have strong support amongst the mid and upper-end users.

- Liberian cyber-café, ISP and training organisation Vital Technologies is paying Gilat US$2600 a month for a 640k down/128K uplink service for its city centre site and $750 a month to Sky2Net for a 64K duplex link at its Sinkor cyber-café site.