Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment
Technology solutions help to boost citizen empowerment

Information and communications technology (ICT) remains the key contributor to the development of advanced economies, and the Government Technology Conference (GovTech) 2016 - which is a platform for public and private sector leaders, professionals and practitioners to discuss, deliberate and explore the role that ICT plays in improving the quality of life of citizens - lays a solid foundation on which SA is able to accelerate its digital drive.

3 days ago

Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs
Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs

A "spectrum crunch" is behind SA's high cost of data, a Vodacom official has told Parliament. Parliament's telecoms and postal service committee is holding public hearings on the high cost of mobile and data services in SA.

By Bekezela Phakati 3 days ago

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket. Designed to transport satellites, Falcon 9 was scheduled to haul the Amos-6 satellite into geostationary orbit. The rocket suffered an unspecified failure in the second stage's LOX tank during the test, and both rocket and satellite were destroyed.

By Dr Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

Committee to hear how cost of internet services can be lowered
Committee to hear how cost of internet services can be lowered

The high cost of mobile and data services in SA comes under the microscope over the next two days when the portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services interrogates the question together with industry stakeholders.

By Linda Ensor 20 Sep 2016

Busting Industrial Internet of Things myths
Busting Industrial Internet of Things myths

There is no doubt that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is evolving quickly. In the report Digital Transformation - an Internet of Things Perspective, IDC predicts that the installed base of IoT endpoints will grow from less than 13 billion units at the end of 2015 to 30 billion by 2020. The industries that IDC predicts will spend the most on IoT solutions are manufacturing, transport, energy and utilities, and retail, with a wide range of IoT use cases.

By Dan Matthews 20 Sep 2016

Paul Harris, WBS chairman.
New national LTE-A network on the cards for SA

Paul Harris, chairman of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) - the company that owns iBurst - has announced a multi-billion rand investment in a new high speed LTE-A national data network.

19 Sep 2016