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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 1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

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

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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

Silulo Ulutho Technologies: A franchise built from the boot of a car
Silulo Ulutho Technologies: A franchise built from the boot of a car

Khayelitsha is said to be the second largest and fastest-growing township in South Africa, home to roughly 1.5 million residents...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Aug 2016

BitCo launches 300Mbps fibre-to-the-business promotion
BitCo launches 300Mbps fibre-to-the-business promotion

BitCo has officially launched its Corporate Fibre Uncapped Internet 300Mbps at only R12,950 (excluding VAT) per month...

Issued by BitCo 4 Aug 2016

Too many transport operators still wary of embracing IoT
Too many transport operators still wary of embracing IoT

The world has witnessed a new stage of technological revolution over the past two decades - around 5.5 million new devices connect to the internet every day...

4 Aug 2016

Putting IoT technology at the centre of your business
Putting IoT technology at the centre of your business

The power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect us to everyday objects and allow them to send and receive data has the potential...

By Sebastian Isaac 4 Aug 2016

ICT talent crisis affects all areas of industry
ICT talent crisis affects all areas of industry

ICT skills in South Africa continue to be scarce both in the retail and distribution arena as well as at the corporate level...

29 Jul 2016

What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?
What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks. Each generational change in wireless networks has been prompted by a different force...

28 Jul 2016

Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

I spoke to Riaan Graham from Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity...

By Cari Van Wyk 27 Jul 2016

Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon
Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company...

25 Jul 2016

BitCo debuts licensed spectrum radio network
BitCo debuts licensed spectrum radio network

BitCo has a National Spectrum License and can now deploy high-speed carrier-grade last-mile connectivity on the low 2GHz band, offering up to 100Mbps...

Issued by BitCo 25 Jul 2016

SNII drives collaborative rural development programme
SNII drives collaborative rural development programme

The Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) has announced it is ready to team with various stakeholders in finding solutions to reduce cost of telecommunications...

22 Jul 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

Internet and Social Media Summit to gather ICT heavyweights
Internet and Social Media Summit to gather ICT heavyweights

The Internet and Social Media Summit is to be held in Cape Town on 27 July, and will bring together local and international industry thought leaders...

20 Jul 2016

Cell C not happy with minimum spectrum price
Cell C not happy with minimum spectrum price

Cell C has raised concerns about the telecommunications regulator's decision to set the minimum bidding price of spectrum licence at R3bn...

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jul 2016

Vodacom and MTN welcome spectrum move
Vodacom and MTN welcome spectrum move

The decision by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to issue spectrum licences has been hailed as "a major progressive step for the economy"...

By Thabiso Mochiko 18 Jul 2016

The insecurity of today's internet
The insecurity of today's internet

At the time when online activity increasingly becomes less safe, only 36% of users limit access to their personal information for strangers, and only a third use a PIN-code on their devices...

Issued by Monetary Library 15 Jul 2016

How APM can help you cope with the IoT upsurge
How APM can help you cope with the IoT upsurge

We're all becoming pretty familiar with the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT). Often, when thinking of the IoT, the first things that come to mind may be a wearable...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 14 Jul 2016

Broadband land grab strategy great for SA
Broadband land grab strategy great for SA

While the term 'land grab' has negative association, in the telecommunications space it means good news. South Africans pay a lot more...

14 Jul 2016

Wifi in property an upcoming trend
Wifi in property an upcoming trend

Despite the economic slump, the property market has remained somewhat robust, while looking at ways to boost property values and attract potential buyers...

By Riaan Graham 12 Jul 2016

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