Vumatel focused on net neutral fibre broadband

2015-11-19 20:17

Vumatel is intent on building net neutral fibre broadband networks as it races to roll out infrastructure in South Africa.

Wi-Fi adoption 'too slow' in SA

2015-11-19 08:08

Despite the lower cost of W-Fi compared to mobile network connectivity, there is still low adoption of the technology in markets such as South Africa, says an industry player.

Spectrum limitations ‘hold back’ investment in SA

2015-11-18 07:49

Limited radio frequency spectrum is a hurdle for investment and cost-effective data services in South Africa, says a local industry expert.

High speed networks to drive mobile data spike

2015-11-17 10:38

Higher speed long term evolution (LTE) networks are set to drive a massive increase in data consumption in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new report.

Tshwane doubles free Wi-Fi data allocation

2015-11-10 14:04

The City of Tshwane has doubled the daily data allowance on its public Wi-Fi programme.

Tshwane free Wi-Fi hits one million users

2015-10-29 11:01

The City of Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi programme has hit a milestone of one million unique devices.

Govt earmarks R1bn for broadband, digital migration

2015-10-21 14:57

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene plans to shift R1bn for the roll-out of broadband infrastructure and broadcast digital migration.

Cape Town's free Wi-Fi plan inches forward

2015-10-16 11:43

The City of Cape Town is taking a cautious approach to rolling out its Wi-Fi infrastructure, despite political will to expand public access to the internet.

Fibre players took Telkom ‘by surprise’

2015-10-14 09:41

Independent fibre broadband companies’ approach of targeting homeowners' associations to install their networks took Telkom by surprise, says an official.

Telkom spins off new ‘Openserve’ division

2015-10-13 13:56

Fixed-line business Telkom has launched a new separate wholesale broadband division dubbed ‘Openserve’.


Ekurhuleni switches on free public Wi-Fi

2015-11-19 14:51

Free Wi-Fi has come to residents of Gauteng's East Rand as part of the early stages of a connectivity programme at public facilities.

Open access key to Vumatel broadband network

2015-11-18 08:45

Open access is a fundamental principle of Vumatel’s fibre network deployment as it allows competition between service providers, says the company's head.

Icasa CEO: National broadband plans need flexibility

2015-11-17 14:16

Adaptation is a key component for the success of national broadband plans, says the local regulator.

SA broadband market must open up, say Fin24 users

2015-11-10 15:58

The government should expand partnerships with the private sector to boost the rollout of broadband in SA, say Fin24 users.

Why only wealthy SA areas get fibre broadband

2015-11-05 14:09

High installation costs for the technology result in it predominantly being rolled out in wealthier suburban areas, says an expert.

Thousands of Pretoria homes to get fibre broadband

2015-10-27 11:47

Telkom’s newly spun-off broadband wholesale division Openserve plans to connect more than 10 000 Pretoria East homes to fibre technology.

Awarding of Cape Town Wi-Fi tender 'imminent'

2015-10-19 11:25

Free Wi-Fi on Cape Town’s public transport infrastructure is nearing a finalisation phase, despite financial challenges, says a senior official.

Alan Knott-Craig: Back in the game with R80m war chest – watch out world

2015-10-14 16:05

With a war chest of R80m after two rounds of funding, tech entrepreneur Alan Knott-Craig is determined to redefine another sector of the developing New Economy.

Investec invests in local fibre player

2015-10-14 08:10

Independent fibre broadband player Vumatel says it has sealed a deal with investment bank Investec.

SA net neutrality rules 'could boost Netflix'

2015-10-09 10:01

A local net neutrality policy could boost the market dominance of international streaming providers such as Netflix, says an expert.

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