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City of Cape Town's fibre-optic network now exceeds 800km
City of Cape Town's fibre-optic network now exceeds 800km

The City of Cape Town's fibre-optic cables now have a combined length of 848km. This includes fibre-optic cabling used to connect the City's buildings, as well as bus stations, cameras, and other infrastructure...

20 Feb 2017

How to get your business online in seven easy steps
How to get your business online in seven easy steps

The internet gives your business a wide range of opportunities to reach out to lots of people, and get some awareness. To enjoy this benefit however, you need a website...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 16 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

Four ways to profit from IoT
Four ways to profit from IoT

More and more South African organisations are looking to profit from IoT. According to Vodafone's 2015 M2M Barometer Report, 35% of organisations in Africa now have M2M deployments in place...

By Kerry Hope 15 Feb 2017

Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems
Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems

According to Black & Veatch's 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report, fulfilling the smart city promise, transforming cities and infrastructure, will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement...

8 Feb 2017

BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme
BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme

National internet and telephony service provider BitCo has launched their Maximise Channel Partner Programme and the name says it all...

Issued by BitCo 2 Feb 2017

SA telecoms - the race is on
SA telecoms - the race is on

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate...

By Warren Bonheim 30 Jan 2017

Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness
Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness

Turkish Airlines has enhanced its in-flight entertainment system, featuring a completely redesigned and improved user interface.

27 Jan 2017

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele
State and industry discuss broadband

Discussions with leading operators in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector on the implementation plan for the government's radio spectrum policy...

By Linda Ensor 26 Jan 2017

How IoT and the internet will merge
How IoT and the internet will merge

The ability to connect machines, devices, sensors, and other everyday things into an intelligent network and make sense out of them, has huge promises...

By Bruce Zhou 25 Jan 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa
ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband...

25 Jan 2017

Yahoo delays sale of core business to Verizon
Yahoo delays sale of core business to Verizon

Yahoo said Monday its $4.8 billion deal to sell its core internet assets to US telecom titan Verizon has been delayed several months...

25 Jan 2017

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

By Alan Knott-Craig 24 Jan 2017

'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'
'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'

Speaking at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) annual conference in Hawaii yesterday, Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance...

19 Jan 2017

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist
Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jan 2017

Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service
Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service

Vodacom has announced the launch of Facebook Flex, a new product that gives customers on the Vodacom network an opportunity to connect...

17 Jan 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class
New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks...

16 Jan 2017

Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey
Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey

More than three-fourths of American adults now use a smartphone, helping to boost internet adoption to a record level, a survey showed on Thursday...

16 Jan 2017

Converting scale to value in the digital economy
Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity...

By Yusof Seedat 13 Jan 2017

Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa
Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa

Silicon Valley. That magical place where employees not only work incredibly long hours but also get access to quirky benefits that create an environment...

12 Jan 2017

Does your ISP pass the speed test?
Does your ISP pass the speed test?

The internet is an essential part of our daily activities, at home and at work. As a result, the performance of your internet connection can significantly affect productivity...

By Calvin Collett 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity
#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity

Connectivity is all around us. Whether it is fixed-line, mobile, or wireless, South African business users and consumers have embraced the benefits...

By Riaan Graham 11 Jan 2017

Nokia, Ooredoo achieve 1 TBps transmission speed in Algerian trial
Nokia, Ooredoo achieve 1 TBps transmission speed in Algerian trial

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have achieved a transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa's first field trial...

11 Jan 2017

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to leave company board after Verizon sale

Yahoo confirmed on Monday that chief executive Marissa Mayer will quit the company's board after its merger with Verizon...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Go fibre: Why a fibre connection is a must for business in South Africa
#BizTrends2017: Go fibre: Why a fibre connection is a must for business in South Africa

Is fibre best for business? CIOs and IT managers have spent years sitting on the fence over whether to adopt fibre or not - but the pressure is mounting...

By Jarryd Chatz 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017

South Africa is in the midst of a very interesting bandwidth era where connectivity entrenches itself firmly as the third utility alongside power and water...

By Warren Bonheim 9 Jan 2017

Criminals expected to target drones and internet of things
Criminals expected to target drones and internet of things

Technology firms have warned of an increase in software security breaches, with drones and the internet of things (IoT) expected to be the main targets...

5 Jan 2017

Community Tablet set to accelerate digital inclusion in rural Mozambique
Community Tablet set to accelerate digital inclusion in rural Mozambique

The internet is a key enabler of social development and education. While internet services have shown phenomenal success in other parts of the world...

28 Dec 2016

The case for satellite internet in Africa
The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

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