ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

SA mobile data growth to surge 63% per year

2015-02-26 15:28

Mobile data is set for an 11 fold growth in South Africa as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and smart devices become more mainstream in the country.

And the most data intensive apps are...

2015-02-24 14:33

As mobile data continues to grow at exponential rates, it has emerged that just five applications are largely responsible for traffic.

Joburg ‘takes back control’ of broadband project

2015-02-19 11:29

City officials say the municipality is taking over the build of its fibre network following the cancellation of a contract with Ericsson.

Demand soars for Tshwane's free Wi-Fi TV

2015-02-12 12:01

The City of Tshwane's online television network has notched up one million downloads, according to Alan Knott-Craig Jnr.

Seacom appoints new CEO

2015-02-09 16:19

The network service and undersea broadband company announced on Monday that it has appointed Byron Clatterbuck as its new CEO.

TV white spaces broadband launched in Ghana

2015-01-26 11:50

Technology giant Microsoft has launched Africa’s first commercial deployment of television white spaces internet broadband in Ghana.

Gloves off in battle for SA broadband

2015-01-16 08:30

The battle for the internet in South Africa has taken a dramatic turn as telecoms giants swing punches at each other.

Broadband for SA gamers launched

2015-01-14 10:45

Filling the demand for online gamers in South Africa, OpenWeb has announced a new package suited to high speed broadband.

BT confirms talks with O2, other UK network

2014-11-24 12:49

Britain's BT says it has been approached by shareholders in Telefonica, owner of O2, and another UK network operator about BT buying their British businesses.

Cape Town launches public Wi-Fi

2014-11-20 11:30

The City of Cape Town and Orange announced on Thursday the launch of a Wi-Fi network that would offer limited free internet access in some of the city's poorer suburbs.

 

Nene allocates R1.1bn for SA broadband

2015-02-25 15:38

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has allocated R1.1bn to the expansion of broadband connectivity in his inaugural budget speech.

Millions spent to deliver free Wi-Fi for Tshwane

2015-02-24 07:50

Around R150m has been invested in the programme to deliver free Wi-Fi to Tshwane, Gauteng premier David Makhura has said.

Blistering mobile broadband demo in Africa

2015-02-16 10:08

Super high speed broadband speeds of 450mbps are possible in Africa, a new demonstration project has shown in Angola.

Mobile data crunch to hit SA, says GSMA

2015-02-10 11:19

South Africa does not have the necessary spectrum to cater for the country's growing appetite for mobile data, say experts.

Tshwane free Wi-Fi promotes citizen journalism

2015-01-30 08:16

Citizen journalism has taken off in Tshwane as free Wi-Fi access becomes a reality for a new generation of South Africans.

Netflix to launch in SA - report

2015-01-22 12:45

Online movie and TV series streaming service Netflix could soon be available in South Africa as the company embarks on a global expansion.

SA gamers bemoan broadband speeds

2015-01-15 13:45

South African gamers have reacted sharply to the state of broadband in the country.

Midrand, Sandton record SA’s fastest internet speeds

2014-12-18 11:31

South Africa’s fastest internet download speeds for November 2014 have been recorded in the two fast-growing Gauteng areas, according to an online service.

Where does your expired data go?

2014-11-24 10:40

Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.

Mass Wi-Fi rollout 'makes sense' for SA

2014-11-17 11:30

The lack of a spectrum licence for deployment makes Wi-Fi an ideal technology to grant internet access to people, says an industry player.

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