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USAASA to forge ties with the private sector

The Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa will be hosting the ICT industry to forge ties between the agency and the private sector with the aim of speeding up the process of rolling broadband infrastructure in rural and under-served communities.

30 Jul 2014 11:55

The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

Always-on connectivity has many benefits for the private consumer and the business user alike, and today's plethora of mobile devices reinforce this trend with convenient connected devices geared for mobility.

By Fayaaz Seedat 30 Jul 2014 07:33

Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back

Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.

By Rob Lith 29 Jul 2014 06:55

Vodacom boosted by international growth

Vodacom (VOD)‚ South Africa's largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers‚ on reported fast growth outside of its domestic market‚ offsetting stagnating growth at home in the June quarter.

By Samuel Mungadze 28 Jul 2014 11:50

Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'

Not long ago cloud computing and "bring your own device" to work began to change the way businesses and individuals used technology. This is now expanding to include the concept of the "Internet of Things" (IoT).

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Jul 2014 10:45

Soaring or crawling? Internet speed tests are the answer

Speed might kill on the regular highway, but when it comes to the information superhighway, you want to be zooming along smoothly, without interruption and as quickly as possible.

25 Jul 2014 10:59

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Vodafone gets downgraded by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Vodafone‚ the owner of SA-listed Vodacom‚ from A3 to Baa1.

By Evan Pickworth 24 Jul 2014 09:28

Broadband - a basic commodity

In line with the broader vision of the National Development Plan (NDP), the 2020 Vision for broadband is that all South Africans will have access to broadband services at 2.5% or less of the population's average monthly income. Is this a merely another fantasy or is Government serious about achieving its vision?

24 Jul 2014 08:24

Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

BitCo updates corporate identity

Tier 1 Internet and telephony service provider, BitCo, has updated its corporate identity to better represent its service offering and personality...

Issued by BitCo 22 Jul 2014 10:28

Fast broadband connectivity becomes essential to suburb selection

Broadband speed is an essential requirement for today's home buyers, and there is an increasing awareness in the market of suburbs that don't have it.

21 Jul 2014 09:00

UC-Wireless and Neotel provide Wi-Fi at African EduWeek 2014

UC-Wireless, was a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor at the recent African EduWeek 2014, showcased its latest Wi-Fi and wireless technology and partnered Neotel in offering fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for VIP delegates and exhibitors, with Neotel providing the internet bandwidth and UC-Wireless providing its high-density enterprise Ruckus Wi-Fi solution.

21 Jul 2014 08:40

Driving IT growth in Africa

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next three to five years, according to Gartner Inc...

18 Jul 2014 11:45

Get better ROI on firewall investments

Investing in a best-of-breed firewall gives companies excellent protection against security threats but they could be missing real insight into what's really happening on the firewall - and who is doing what on the web. The result: the firewall is not leveraged to its fullest potential.

18 Jul 2014 11:09

Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele wants to see more competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market and wants Telkom's competitors to have access to its infrastructure

By Paul Vecchiatto 18 Jul 2014 09:55

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Orange to improve internet connectivity in West Africa

Orange recently opened West Africa's first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, is set to enhance...

17 Jul 2014 09:09

Jacaranda FM gets portable, reliable broadband connectivity

Jacaranda FM is reportedly South Africa's largest independent commercial radio station with a reach of around two million people across half of South Africa including: Gauteng, the North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.

17 Jul 2014 08:21

Sasfin wants to invest in small businesses

Sasfin Private Equity plans to invest in small- and medium-sized enterprises, to the tune of R50m a year on businesses with an enterprise value of between R50m and R350m.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 16 Jul 2014 12:35

Paper records preferred to electronic ones claims survey

Despite new technologies enabling electronic storage of information, 90% of local businesses are still storing documents in paper format, according to a study released by JSE-listed storage management company Metrofile.

By Thabiso Mochiko 16 Jul 2014 12:19

Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders

Business Connexion (BCX) sent its shareholders a firm offer from Telkom to buy out the group at R6.60 per share‚ valuing the information technology group at about R2.7bn.

By Samuel Mungadze 15 Jul 2014 08:11

[EduWeek] A Wi-Fi solution that works, a superior alternative

Schools and universities are in serious need of Wi-Fi solutions that work, yet continue to fall prey to sales pitches that promise price reduction but fall short in quality.

11 Jul 2014 09:50

Wellness Warehouse integrates online shopping loyalty rewards programme

Wellness Warehouse has partnered Innervation, to integrate its in-store loyalty rewards programme seamlessly for online shoppers.

11 Jul 2014 07:51

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Schools look to the new generation of Wi-Fi technology

According to research South Africa is the most dynamic e-learning market in Africa, where over the last two years, many countries across Africa have embarked on new initiatives to integrate learning technology into education and training.

9 Jul 2014 09:07

Hunt down scareware malware

Many computer users may not realise that their machines have been infected with scareware until it is too late. As this problem has been around for at least the past decade it is important to be aware of the distress and destruction it can cause.

By Peter Davidson 8 Jul 2014 08:54

Drop in telecoms carriage fees will drive broadband access

Internet penetration in Africa at 15.6% is about half the world average. While some may see this as cause for concern, it is not a true reflection of the level of...

7 Jul 2014 11:19

Wi-Fi is 'part of healing' at Steve Biko Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria is on its way to becoming a Wi-Fi hotspot and is the first hospital in Africa to offer patients free Internet access.

4 Jul 2014 10:26

The internet: Website & SEO synergy from a South African perspective

Website design and development go hand-in-hand with SEO but the writer believes many South African brands do not seem to get the mix right when it comes to their websites.

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Jul 2014 08:03

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