[Duncan McLeod] Telkom's investing in new network infrastructure must be welcomed, even though it will take time to make the faster speeds widely available
[Duncan McLeod] Kaspersky Lab argues there is an urgent need for an international convention to control the use of cyber weapons.
[Duncan McLeod] The company behind the planned 40Tbit/s Wasace cable [David Ross Group] says the African leg of the submarine system will be ready for service in early 2014. And it's coming to SA.
[Duncan McLeod] After years of rigorous debate, the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) has finally issued the final draft minimum standard for the set-top box decoders that will be used to receive digital terrestrial television signals in SA. The draft spec outlines a basic receiver that does not include a return path for interactivity.
[Duncan McLeod] The 14 000km West African Cable System (WACS), the first new sub-sea telecommunications cable along Africa's west coast since Sat-3 was launched 11 years ago, will be launched officially in about a month's time.
[Duncan McLeod] TopTV has no immediate plans to introduce a personal video recorder (PVR) or high-definition (HD) broadcasts, despite earlier promises by former CEO Vino Govender, who recently left the pay-TV operator's employ, that it would introduce such products.
[Duncan McLeod] DStv rival TopTV has sold 360 000 decoders since its launch two years ago, but of these only about half are actively using the service, the company's chairman and acting CEO, Eddie Mbalo, has revealed.
[Duncan McLeod] Stellenbosch-based social networking company MXit has a one-year window of opportunity to improve and expand its products and services if it's going to fend off an onslaught of rival services like instant-messaging application WhatsApp, says its new CEO, Alan Knott-Craig.
[Duncan McLeod] South African state-owned broadcast signal distribution company Sentech has lost a high court battle with e.tv sister company eBotswana over the piracy of television signals in Botswana.
[Duncan McLeod] Simon Camerer, the man who "appointed" comedian Trevor Noah as Cell C's CEO ("chief experience officer") and who led the makeover of the cellular operator's brand, is set to take the top sales and marketing job at DStv operator MultiChoice on 1 February 2012.