|ProQuent Systems, mobile data vendor has announced the launch of ProQuent Access to filter any gambling and porn content from mobiles. |
Last month, UK’s leading mobile operators Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, O2 and 3 signed up a ‘Code of Practice’ to filter and classify offensive content. The Code, endorsed by UK Communications Minister Stephen Timms, will come into force in the next 10 months.
According to Proquent any inappropriate mobile Internet sites and content (including video streams) can be filtered out at the network level and is aimed at helping parents and young children or teenagers who could have easy access to chat rooms or gambling sites.
As the content filtering and access control is managed at the network level, mobile phone users do not have to upgrade their handsets or download any software says the vendor.
The ProQuent service scans and filters data traffic and checks Internet access requests against the world's largest categorized database of inappropriate Web content, created and updated by SurfControl. The SurfControl database includes more than six million URLs thousands of gambling and betting sites and one billion Web pages from 65 languages and is updated every week and filters mobile content in real-time on the network before it reaches the end user.