ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

No ‘lead agent’ yet for SA Connect, says govt

2016-02-12 14:47

Government says it hasn’t yet selected the 'lead agent' for its R740m municipal broadband project, despite indications that Telkom could win the deal.

SA's fibre race reaches Kyalami Estates

2016-02-11 10:29

Johannesburg gated-community Kyalami Estates is the latest suburb to be connected to fibre broadband.

Crime hits W Cape broadband roll-out

2016-02-10 11:50

Criminal activities have had a serious impact on the plans of the Western Cape Provincial government’s to connect schools to broadband internet, say officials.

Joburg's Melville gears up for fibre broadband

2016-02-03 14:12

The Gauteng suburb is jumping on to high-speed fibre broadband as an infrastructure player continues its expansion.

MWEB shifts focus to fibre broadband

2016-02-02 10:08

The internet service provider says it plans boosting its fibre to the home sales force amid the growing demand for digital content streaming services.

Here's where Telkom is upgrading ADSL to fibre

2016-02-01 12:02

Over 80 areas in South Africa will be eligible to a free upgrade from ADSL copper technology to fibre connectivity, says the company.

Why Seacom has suffered another outage

2016-01-28 12:29

Construction work in Egypt is a key reason behind fibre cuts that have disrupted internet services in South Africa twice in one week.

EXCLUSIVE: Tech experts quit govt broadband council

2016-01-14 12:59

At least three top independent technology experts have resigned from a national broadband council amid allegations of insufficient guidance from government.

Christmas bonus for Tshwane Wi-Fi users

2015-12-15 09:39

As Tshwane residents enjoy their traditional holiday at the coast, visitors and those who remain behind will have free uncapped internet access, says the metro.

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.

 

Telkom ‘close to’ reaching R750m deal with govt

2016-02-12 10:38

There have reportedly been extensive discussions between the company and officials about a broadband contract that plans to connect eight districts.

Telkom giving away '1 million megabytes'

2016-02-11 09:12

The telecoms operator has launched a small business charm offensive with a broadband data promotion.

New fibre player promises market disruption

2016-02-10 10:37

A new fibre to the home player has launched in South Africa as competition in the broadband sector heats up.

Fibre growth prompts MWEB strategy shift

2016-02-02 14:41

Growing deployments of fibre-to-the-home services in South Africa has prompted internet service provider MWEB to shift its focus to high-speed broadband.

Cuba finally gets home broadband services

2016-02-01 16:35

Cuba says it is launching its first broadband home internet service, a potentially major step forward in bringing the island online

Telkom starts migrating ADSL customers to fibre

2016-02-01 09:23

Telkom plans migrating more than 11 000 of its ADSL customers to fibre lines as part of a two month trial period.

UPDATE: Seacom repairs outage in Egypt

2016-01-28 10:16

Undersea broadband cable provider Seacom experienced another disruption to its network in Egypt, which had an impact on South Africa's internet connectivity.

US boosting broadband speed, but growth uneven

2016-01-04 12:07

Americans are generally getting much faster Internet speeds than a few years ago, but growth is uneven depending on the type of connections, a government report has said.

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.

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