Internet News - In Brief


- Lagos State Government has threatened to pull down all masts illegally erected in the State. A spokesman said most of the cybercafes operating in the state did not get approval from the state government before erecting their masts.

- Mauritius’ second ISP DCL has lowered its tariffs. According to DCL Director Ganesh Ramalin: "We’ve changed everything. In place of offers based on number of hours used, we’re now working according to time zones." It will offer three time zones: 8 to midnight, midnight to 8 and Sunday: these will cost RS350, Rs500 and Rs1000 respectively. There will also be a special student tariff. On average, this will work out at about 10 sous a minute. Mauritius’s other ISP, Chez Telecom, the subsidiary of incumbent Mauritius Telecom, is expected to announce its own rate revisions shortly.

- South Africa’s Standard Bank has implemented a "patch" for a fault in its internet banking software.