Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA
Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA

Comsol, backed by Convergence Partners, Nedbank Private Equity and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as investment partners, has announced the launch launched of Comsol Fibre Connect - said to be "South Africa's first and only nationwide open access high-speed carrier grade data network". The network will connect enterprises in major metros and small towns.

9 hours ago

Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million
Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator, Neotel. The shareholders of Neotel - Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) - have agreed for Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for R6.55bn ($430 million at current rate of exchange.)

14 hours ago

Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future
Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future

Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways to compete and capture market share in the next digital age. Operators will however face challenges on multiple fronts when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), including reducing infrastructure costs, improving IoT connectivity, and providing engaging customer experiences as well as world-class security to the end-users.

14 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The Water Research Commission (WRC) hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue on 22 June, which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders Dragon Den style. I spoke to Dr Thinus Booysen, a senior lecturer at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University, who is part of the team that brought South Africa the intelligent geyser system.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment
Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment

Almost 80% of industrial security incidents in critical infrastructure organisations are caused by unintentional internal issues such as software misconfigurations from human error and malfunctioning network protocols, according to cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet.

2 days ago

Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport
Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport

The importance of improved technology to ensure that modern and reliable transport through the continent's corridors is fully and sustainably operational continues to grow, as emerging markets continue to look to transportation and improved railway infrastructure to further their growth.

2 days ago

The connected business society
The connected business society

In today's more digital world, businesses have started to focus less on the amount of data consumed and more on just having fast and reliable connectivity.

By Brian Timperley 24 Jun 2016