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GConnect gets new management
GConnect gets new management

Exmile Technologies has purchased the going concern of WirelessG (which was under business rescue since August 2015), based on a revised and approved business rescue plan, from the creditors of WirelessG...

14 Feb 2018

BitCo launches 150Mbps fibre internet promotion with free installation
BitCo launches 150Mbps fibre internet promotion with free installation

BitCo, one of South Africa's leading telecommunications and internet service providers, has launched its Big Bonus Business Fibre promotion...

Issued by BitCo 9 Feb 2018

2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home
2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home

There's a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, forcing businesses to take their wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free Wi-Fi, to enabling next-generation guest journeys. Here are the four most important IoT and wireless trends for the coming year...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 8 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks

Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

By Jarryd Chatz 6 Feb 2018

City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February
City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February

The City of Cape Town's call for submissions on how it can make use of digital technology and data to enhance its performance and enable residents and businesses to engage more actively with the city, closes on 16 February 2018...

1 Feb 2018

The internet will be free one day
The internet will be free one day

What is the one thing your kids can't live without? It's not water. It's not electricity. It's not school. It's the internet...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 Feb 2018

Dr Dawie de Wet
What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

By Dawie de Wet 29 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA
#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA

Google recently announced its appointment of Mzamo Masito as chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jan 2018

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus
Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

19 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities
#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

Kamal Mokrani, the global vice president of InfiNet Wireless, one of the largest privately-owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world, shares some trends we can expect to see in 2018.

By Kamal Mokrani 18 Jan 2018

Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously
Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously

As a result of a new collaboration between the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, the ZA Domain Name Authority, and the ZA Central Registry NPC, it is now possible to register a new company and its equivalent co.za domain name at the same time...

17 Jan 2018

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme
The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 16 Jan 2018

MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA
MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA

MyBroadband has released its Q4 2017 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best network in South Africa...

16 Jan 2018

All websites welcome
All websites welcome

The US government's decision to repeal "Net neutrality" rules sparked a consumer backlash around the globe, though experts say Internet users in SA are unlikely to be meaningfully affected...

15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Diversifying connectivity - key in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Diversifying connectivity - key in 2018

One can absolutely not deny the role of fibre in South Africa's economy from both a business and consumer perspective - aiding in bridging South Africa's digital divide and increasing access to high-speed connectivity...

By Riaan Maree 10 Jan 2018

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria
Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Part I: What is the internet?
Part I: What is the internet?

It's hard to imagine the world today with no internet - without it, internet service providers would certainly not exist. Yet, there are still many who don't really understand how it works. Or, more importantly, what the internet really is...

By Jarryd Chatz 22 Dec 2017

This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017
This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017

You may not feel it if you're still using ADSL over century-old copper lines in South Africa, but global internet speeds over both fixed broadband and mobile networks have increased in 2017.

By Andy Walker 18 Dec 2017

Free Wi-Fi in Sea Point promenade area
Free Wi-Fi in Sea Point promenade area

RSAWeb has partnered with the Friends of the Sea Point Pavilion with its FreeWifi project to provide one hour of super-fast, free Wi-Fi to people in the promenade area...

12 Dec 2017

Beware of getting hacked through public Wi-Fi
Beware of getting hacked through public Wi-Fi

As much as public Wi-Fi is great for convenience - it's free, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading - hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons...

12 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa
The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent...

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture
BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture

BCX and GE have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultural needs...

1 Dec 2017

By Arthur Buliva (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons
Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

To proxy or not to proxy
To proxy or not to proxy

Traditional methods of effectively securing connections on a corporate network usually revolve around proxy solutions...

By Andrew Wilson 23 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

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Vodacom connects to the fast lane

At a little more than four years old, Vodacom's "internet of things" (IoT) business was already generating R800m a year in revenue and "accelerating very fast", group CEO Shameel Joosub said last week...

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

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