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.
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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.)
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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.
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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.
Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago
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.
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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.
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