Jarryd Chatz
Part IV: How information travels on the internet

Part IV: How information travels on the internet
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[Jarryd Chatz] You don't need to be in IT to understand the ins and outs of the internet. This 'how the internet works' series will teach you everything you need to know about the internet...

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Ilse van den Berg
New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband
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[Ilse van den Berg] Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

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Jarryd Chatz
Part III: The rules and language of the internet

Part III: The rules and language of the internet
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[Jarryd Chatz] Our 'how the internet works' series is dedicated to helping you understand what the internet is, what it does, and how it works...

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

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
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[Jarryd Chatz] 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...

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

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Dr Dawie de Wet
[Dawie de Wet] 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...

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Alan Knott-Craig
The internet will be free one day

The internet will be free one day[Alan Knott-Craig] 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...

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Jarryd Chatz
Part I: What is the internet?

Part I: What is the internet?
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[Jarryd Chatz] 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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Andy Walker
This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017

This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017
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[Andy Walker] 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.

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Hadlee Simons
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September[Hadlee Simons] 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...

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Duduzile Mkhwanazi
Internet access is your basic right, here's why

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Photo by Peignault Laurent on Unsplash
[Duduzile Mkhwanazi] Your municipality is responsible for providing you with the services you need to satisfy your basic needs, according to the South African Constitution.

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

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra[Hadlee Simons] 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...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity - Monetary Library

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

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Hadlee Simons
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help[Hadlee Simons] Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Riaan Graham
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa[Riaan Graham] 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...

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Sam Smith
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry[Sam Smith] Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Five reasons why businesses should engage with video conferencing - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] With the Internet of Things becoming easily accessible to the average technology user, businesses are seeking encouragement to use a wide variety of digital tools to communicate and operate...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist[Lauren Hartzenberg] Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge...

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Alan Knott-Craig
Don't panic South Africa, the internet is coming

Don't panic South Africa, the internet is coming
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[Alan Knott-Craig] It's easy to get mopey and depressed when you read the papers. Violent crime. Rampant corruption...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Dawie de Wet
The case for satellite internet in Africa

The case for satellite internet in Africa[Dawie de Wet] In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Finding the best web hosting for your company - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] The average person on the street doesn't even really know what web hosting does. Fortunately, it's not actually that hard to understand. Here are some things to look for in a great web host...

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