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Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants
Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants

More than 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers to use Visa Checkout, including Aramex Global Shopper, Discovery, Emirates Airline, TicketPro, WebTickets and Yuppiechef...

17 hours ago

Vodacom signs R1bn deal to exploit Prasa's fibre-optic network
Vodacom signs R1bn deal to exploit Prasa's fibre-optic network

Vodacom scored its second government contract in a week after it entered into a 15-year agreement worth R1bn with the Prasa...

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 day ago

Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment
Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment

Information and communications technology (ICT) remains the key contributor to the development of advanced economies...

23 Sep 2016

Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs
Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs

A "spectrum crunch" is behind SA's high cost of data, a Vodacom official has told Parliament. Parliament's telecoms and postal service committee...

By Bekezela Phakati 22 Sep 2016

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket...

By Dr Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

Committee to hear how cost of internet services can be lowered
Committee to hear how cost of internet services can be lowered

The high cost of mobile and data services in SA comes under the microscope over the next two days when the portfolio committee...

By Linda Ensor 20 Sep 2016

Busting Industrial Internet of Things myths
Busting Industrial Internet of Things myths

There is no doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is evolving quickly. In the report Digital Transformation - an Internet of Things Perspective...

By Dan Matthews 20 Sep 2016

Paul Harris, WBS chairman.
New national LTE-A network on the cards for SA

Paul Harris, chairman of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) - the company that owns iBurst - has announced a multi-billion rand investment...

19 Sep 2016

The Internet of Things is here to stay
The Internet of Things is here to stay

The Internet of Things - an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action...

16 Sep 2016

Consumers ditch brand loyalty, the need to impress in favour of value for money, functionality
Consumers ditch brand loyalty, the need to impress in favour of value for money, functionality

Instead of gaining insight into consumer sentiment via door-to-door visits, lengthy paper surveys and tedious questionnaires, thanks to the digital era, it's now as simple as analysing what consumers are searching for online...

16 Sep 2016

'War room' aims to speed up SA Connect broadband plan
'War room' aims to speed up SA Connect broadband plan

The Cabinet has approved the establishment of a 'broadband war room' to accelerate the implementation of the SA Connect strategy...

By Linda Ensor 14 Sep 2016

New Boeing satellite to expand broadband services in Africa
New Boeing satellite to expand broadband services in Africa

Boeing will build a 702 satellite, called GiSAT, with a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs...

13 Sep 2016

Eight key industries' leaders indicate impact of 5G
Eight key industries' leaders indicate impact of 5G

A new global report from Ericsson examines how key industries expect to apply 5G, what specific uses of the new technology are likely to dominate in their industry and what business reasons will drive them to move to 5G...

7 Sep 2016

Dark Fibre Africa eyes state firm
Dark Fibre Africa eyes state firm

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is keen to buy state-owned Broadband Infraco and will consider participating in the process once the government had taken its decision...

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Sep 2016

Are you an addict?
Are you an addict?

Modern research agency Columinate recently conducted a survey with 2,000 connected South Africans to determine their internet behaviours and uncover their attitudes when it comes to the world wide web...

Issued by Columinate 2 Sep 2016

Pictured from left: Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, HR officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Zuckerberg sees entrepreneurial energy in Africa

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Africa to learn and share his dream of a connected world. Zuckerberg, who co-founded the social networking site...

2 Sep 2016

Internet Society probes slow internet growth in Africa
Internet Society probes slow internet growth in Africa

Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society study released at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum...

31 Aug 2016

Free Wi-Fi: spreading the web
Free Wi-Fi: spreading the web

What it means: Wi-Fi is free for users, but someone has to fund it. Most SA metros already offer free Wi-Fi. Can free public Wi-Fi access become an election issue?

By Thabiso Mochiko 29 Aug 2016

Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity
Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity

The mobile revolution is accelerating and hotels have to remain on the front lines of the uprising. Hoteliers have had to get smarter when it comes to their Wi-Fi since...

29 Aug 2016

Jozi's 2020 smart city will include Africa's 'Silicon Valley'
Jozi's 2020 smart city will include Africa's 'Silicon Valley'

The City of Johannesburg recently hosted its first Smart City Day at 46 Juta Street, the address of one of four sites that make up the new technology precinct in Braamfontein...

Issued by COJEDI 25 Aug 2016

High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre
High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre

Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre in Alexandra is set to benefit this year from high-speed quality bandwidth...

25 Aug 2016

A new round of bandwidth disruption in SA
A new round of bandwidth disruption in SA

South Africa's bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops...

23 Aug 2016

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Bitcoin, blockchain and the future economy

Unpacking the basics of new digital currencies and blockchain technologies...

By Terry Levin 19 Aug 2016

IoT offers new opportunities for media, entertainment
IoT offers new opportunities for media, entertainment

The recently released EY report, 'Internet of Things: Human-machine interactions that unlock possibilities', indicates that media and entertainment (M&E) companies can capitalise on increased opportunities, as billions of devices are expected to be connected in the coming years...

18 Aug 2016

The case for sourcing FTTX components locally
The case for sourcing FTTX components locally

The telecoms and internet sectors, particularly fibre to the home and the business (FTTX) suppliers, are witnessing surging demand at the moment...

By Clive Maasch 17 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Winds of change for SA's bandwidth landscape
Winds of change for SA's bandwidth landscape

The next wave of broadband will see companies benefiting from faster speeds at the same price point as their current expenditure...

16 Aug 2016

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Partnership to advance connectivity for farmers

In an effort to provide rural farming communities with world-class communications systems, AgriSA and AliSom Communications has signed an agreement that will...

12 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: Accelerating Polymorph in the IoT market
#CoCreate2Accelerate: Accelerating Polymorph in the IoT market

Innovative South African based mobile development company, Polymorph is one of the companies chosen for acceleration at #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Aug 2016

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