ICT Trends 2018

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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...

3 days ago

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: Gearing up for a world of connected things
#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 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

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017...

13 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced...

9 Nov 2017

Vino Govender
The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port...

By Vino Govender 6 Nov 2017

New subsea route between US, India via Brazil, South Africa
New subsea route between US, India via Brazil, South Africa

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable have entered into a joint provisioning agreement to provide the first next-generation subsea fibre optic route between the US and India that will interconnect in South Africa and Brazil...

6 Nov 2017

A continental shift in global internet access in Africa
A continental shift in global internet access in Africa

In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than there were in the entire continent of Africa.

By António Nunes 3 Nov 2017

Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA
Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA

International telcos and service providers looking to grow their client bases are starting to look to South Africa's telecoms market...

2 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?
What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry
Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry

Technology has eradicated borders and tedious admin in the tourism space. Businesses have had to continuously adjust to the ongoing advances that have a direct impact on...

25 Oct 2017

Colin Thornton, co-managing director, Dial a Nerd and Turrito Networks.
Dial a Nerd, Turrito Networks join forces

Dial a Nerd has announced a merger with South African connectivity services provider, Turrito Networks. The two companies have been working together since 2015...

25 Oct 2017

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