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XDSL signs agreement with Dark Fibre Africa and Conduct

XDSL, a local internet service provider, has entered into an agreement with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Conduct, DFAs last-mile fibre network subsidiary. The agreement provides XDSL with access to DFA's 8,000km of installed fibre, increasing the footprint and capacity of its national network. XDSL's clients can also rely on fast turnaround on fibre-to-the door connectivity with Conduct installing in just two to four weeks.

16 Apr 2014 11:35

Applications to register for gTLDs open soon

Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify Africa's growth and development, presenting an opportunity to identify the African continent and the main South African cities online.

By Donvay Wegierski and Janine Hollesen 16 Apr 2014 06:48

Internet exchange point opened in Swaziland

Late last week saw the African Union Commission (AUC) launch the internet exchange point (IXP) in Swaziland which will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and hence faster and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic.

15 Apr 2014 09:51

Will Telkom's turnaround work?

It seems Telkom's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko has let slip its turnaround strategy but the big question is whether it can work.

By Gugu Lourie 14 Apr 2014 09:40

'Heartbleed' computer bug may rob you

South African internet users are advised to change their passwords on websites, and possibly even those used for their banks or financial institutions, after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug. A check of South African banks revealed that their sites had been fixed or were unaffected by the bug.

By Matthew Savides 14 Apr 2014 08:58

2014 Internet Banking SITEisfaction survey shows improvement in sector

Specialist online marketing research agency, Columinate, recently released its third annual 'Internet Banking SITEisfaction in South Africa' survey.

11 Apr 2014 12:03

Telkom's Maseko baulks at order to attend course

Telkom has instructed its lawyers to write a letter to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) demanding clarity on its decision that the group's Chief Executive‚ Sipho Maseko‚ attend a corporate governance and director's duties course.

By Thabiso Mochiko 11 Apr 2014 11:07

The battle for broadband

The fast-paced telecoms sector is one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa, but even so, we still lag behind the rest of the world in terms of internet penetration, speed and cost.

10 Apr 2014 11:03

Telkom plans to cut R1bn in costs a year

Telkom aims to cut R1bn in costs every year for the next five years as it restructures its business to revive its fortunes and unlock shareholder value‚ chief executive Sipho Maseko said.

By Thabiso Mochiko 10 Apr 2014 09:58

Consumers warned of email hacking for bank account details

Customers must prevent criminals from hacking into their email accounts to obtain bank account information or issue illicit instructions to their banks‚ the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has warned.

9 Apr 2014 09:38