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Check List For Setting Up A Standard Cyber Cafe Business With Minimum Initial Overhead Cost

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A cybercafé is a centre containing a good number of internet-ready computer systems for commercial purposes.

Some people go to cyber cafés to do most of their internet related works and they are usually charged for using the cafes’ facilities.

Under-listed items are required to set up a standard cyber café:

(1). Office space/shop with electrical fittings – or air conditioners.

(2). Computer systems

(3). Operating system like Windows XP, Window2000/Window vista CD-original copy recommended

i. Work stations recommended configuration:

At least 60 GB hard disk

At least 1GB RAM

At least 2.4 GHz CPU speed

At least 17″ flat screen LCD monitor

At least 52x CD ROM drive, floppy drive, keyboard, mouse, ATX casing

ii. Server recommended configuration:

At least 160GB hard disk

At least 2.0GB RAM

At least 17″ flat screen LCD monitor

52x CD ROM drive, Key board, mouse ATX casing

(4). Webcams

(5) Printers (black and white, and colour type)

(6) Photocopying machine

(7) Laminating machine

(8) Binding machine

(9) UPS systems

(10) Café timer (Accounting software package)

(11) Network switch, not hub

(12) Standby ac generator

(13) Scanning machine

(14) Networking materials

(i) Cat 5 cables

(ii) Rj 45 connectors

(iii) PVC for structured cabling

(iv). Workmanship charges for networking of the café

(15) Furniture:

(i) Chairs

(ii) Tables

Tables should be partitioned for each workstation computer systems so as to ensure enough privacy for the customers.

(16) Internet connection source:


Connection directly through satellite

(i) VSAT solution (C-band recommended)

(ii) VSAT indoor unit e.g modem

(iii) VSAT outdoor unit e.g BUC, LMB, IFL cables, connectors, dish, industrial tapes

(iv) Civil work

(v) Initial connection and activation charges


Connection through local ISP

i. Wireless radio device

ii. Antenna (24 dbi yaggi antenna is recommended). A flat panel antenna type can also be used if café is close to local ISP

iii. LMR cable

iv. Connectors

v. Industrial tapes

vi. Amplifier

vii. Mast subject to site distance and visibility from the provider. May not be needed if café is close to the local ISP

viii. Connection charges.

(17). Original antivirus software package

(18). AC stabilizers

(19). Electrical junction boxes.

For those who want to start business of this kind, the information contained in this document will certainly guide you in setting up your own cyber cafe business in a standard way eliminating unnecessary initial set up overhead costs usually incured by new business owners in this field.

Source by Tunde Sofolahan

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