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2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home
2018 hospitality IoT trends: Creating a home away from home

There's a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, forcing businesses to take their wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free Wi-Fi, to enabling next-generation guest journeys. Here are the four most important IoT and wireless trends for the coming year...

By Pieter Engelbrecht 8 Feb 2018

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks

Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

By Jarryd Chatz 6 Feb 2018

The internet will be free one day
The internet will be free one day

What is the one thing your kids can't live without? It's not water. It's not electricity. It's not school. It's the internet...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 Feb 2018

Dr Dawie de Wet
What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

By Dawie de Wet 29 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA
#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA

Google recently announced its appointment of Mzamo Masito as chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities
#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

Kamal Mokrani, the global vice president of InfiNet Wireless, one of the largest privately-owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world, shares some trends we can expect to see in 2018.

By Kamal Mokrani 18 Jan 2018

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

#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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Hannah Wei on Unsplash
Serious Wi-Fi flaw found in WPA2 protocol

NEWSWATCH: A new cybersecurity attack, known as a ‘Krack' attack (key reinstallation attack) has revealed a flaw in Wi-Fi's WPA2's cryptographic protocols... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Oct 2017

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index...

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

Photo by Peignault Laurent on Unsplash
Internet access is your basic right, here's why

Your municipality is responsible for providing you with the services you need to satisfy your basic needs, according to the South African Constitution.

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward
#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

Africa still mobile
Africa still mobile

Africa's story remains a mobile one with mobile internet access the largest contributor of growth across the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra
Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity

For your team to be effective in executing their daily tasks, they need an organised way of accessing information - like an intranet...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home...

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

Digital trust: the currency of the future
Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future...

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry
Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops.

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 22 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe...

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

Turning power lines into internet connectivity
Turning power lines into internet connectivity

With some analysts predicting that the global power over ethernet (PoE) market will reach $1bn by 2022, we are living in exciting times for the technology that uses the electrical wiring of a home as a wired data network...

By Colin Thornton 13 Jun 2017

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

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