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

Dr Dawie de Wet
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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Boris Dzhingarov
Three essential components every business website should have - Monetary Library

Three essential components every business website should have[Boris Dzhingarov] In order to gain the edge over the competition and build a good online presence, there are some essential components which every business website should include...

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