ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

Tshwane free Wi-Fi project 'best in Africa'

2014-04-09 10:00

The free Wi-Fi rollout in the City of Tshwane is going according to plan, despite moans from critics, says an NGO.

Orange trials Cape Town Wi-Fi

2014-04-04 11:29

A new Wi-Fi service is being trialled in Cape Town with a view to rolling out a programme targeted primarily at tourists who visit South Africa.

100% SA broadband by 2020 'not going to happen'

2014-03-28 14:11

South Africa will not get 100% mobile broadband coverage by 2020, but the reason has nothing to do with spectrum, says an industry insider.

SA has a 'right' to cheap data

2014-03-20 12:00

Data cost remains a barrier to many South Africans accessing the internet and reducing that cost should be the priority, an industry insider insists.

Spectrum critical to SA LTE expansion plans

2014-03-05 12:35

The lack of spectrum plays havoc with the future plans of mobile operators in SA, and may impact on the potential rollout of high speed mobile services.

Mobile data 'to explode' in SA

2014-02-21 12:31

South Africans complain about high data costs and the price of mobile devices, but despite that, the internet is set to grow exponentially, research shows.

SA operators eager to 'flick the switch' to 4G

2014-01-30 12:00

Mobile operators are gearing up to "flick the switch" as soon as the government grants spectrum for high speed broadband.

Fast start for MWEB and Fon Wi-Fi network

2014-01-29 11:55

MWEB's Fon network has rapidly expanded as South Africans race to share Wi-Fi access.

Telkom aims for 90mbps SA broadband

2014-01-24 10:32

Telkom has hinted that urban areas may soon experience a first world high speed internet service as the telco studies the results from a pilot programme.

Telkom split may open SA broadband

2014-01-20 12:10

Telkom has split its retail and wholesale divisions in compliance with a Competition Tribunal ruling, a report says.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-12 08:00

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

MWEB to increase broadband speed

2013-11-28 13:03

MWEB will be increasing data speeds in response to Telkom upgrading its line speeds, the company has said.

Tshwane free Wi-Fi launches in 5 areas

2013-11-27 07:55

The City of Tshwane has launched the first phase of its public Wi-Fi offering as part of the plan to blanket the city in free wireless data access.

Samsung launches NewsON for smart TV in SA

2013-11-22 14:00

Samsung has announced the launch of an online news service for users of its smart television.

Vodacom eyes national broadband rollout

2013-11-12 13:12

Vodacom is preparing to expand its footprint to become a national telco with its strategy to buy Neotel.

Teaching made easy thanks to unused TV spectrum

2013-11-10 12:38

Google's TV White Spaces Trial has led to unused broadcast spectrum turning to the advantage of 10 Cape Town schools.

MTN announces Bloemfontein LTE service

2013-11-05 14:20

Mobile operator MTN has announced that it had launched higher speed Long Term Evolution in Bloemfontein as part of a national rollout.

Two lose MWEB battle over uncapped internet

2013-10-24 11:43

Two men have lost a battle against internet service provider MWEB after claiming the company was misleading customers with its "Uncapped ADSL" offering.

African ministers agree on mobile broadband plan

2013-09-09 07:29

Government ministers and the GSMA have signed an agreement to expand mobile access and accelerate broadband penetration across Sub-Saharan Africa.

70% of US has high-speed internet

2013-08-26 18:37

The percentage of Americans with high-speed internet connections at home has reached 70%, while just three percent still use dial-up to go online.

Tshwane to roll out free Wi-Fi

2013-08-15 14:40

The City of Tshwane has announced that it was embarking on a programme to provide free Wi-Fi to residents.

Call for Telkom unbundling

2013-08-01 13:39

Telkom should be unbundled as a way of speeding up competition for broadband services in South Africa, an industry player has asserted.

SKorea mobile network world's fastest

2013-06-26 11:01

South Korea's largest mobile operator is launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network.

 

Gaming wins at MWEB contest

2014-04-08 12:42

Online gaming is alive in South Africa despite the slow rollout of broadband and top gamers have settle scores in a mass LAN in Cape Town.

SA lags on IT literacy, broadband

2014-03-31 14:31

The rollout of broadband in South Africa has more so do with IT literacy than the cost of data, an industry insider has said.

Probe into SA broadband agency corruption

2014-03-26 07:30

President Jacob Zuma has instructed the Special Investigating Unit to investigate allegations of maladministration at the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA.

Key internet trends in SA for 2014

2014-03-11 09:29

That technology is moving at speed is a given, but a report has indicated the top tech trends that is likely to have an impact in South Africa for 2014.

Wi-Fi in the sky looks set for takeoff

2014-03-02 15:52

Wi-Fi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web in the air, internet executives have said.

Erdogan: No internet censorship in Turkey

2014-02-08 22:34

Turkey's prime minister hit back at suggestions that new internet regulations will limit freedom of expression, ahead of a planned demonstration against the curbs.

Access definition lies

2014-01-30 09:45

The illusion of universal access is a lesson for SA broadband, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Wi-Fi 'like water in the desert'

2014-01-27 12:30

Wi-Fi represents the most cost-effective means of connecting people to the internet, delegates at the World Economic Forum have heard.

South Korea to build 5G 'movie-in-a-second' service

2014-01-22 10:29

South Korea, already one of the most wired countries on earth, has announced a plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-13 10:26

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

SA Cabinet moves on digital TV

2013-12-05 12:11

In a move aimed at speeding up the roll-out of digital television in South Africa, Cabinet has okayed the use of a control system in digital television set-top boxes.

Voice calls are 'dying' in SA, report shows

2013-11-27 10:01

A report on the state of the mobile ecosystem in South Africa has found that voice is dying, especially among younger demographics.

What South Africans do on the Internet

2013-11-25 16:04

The latest Effective Measure data reveals what South Africans really use the Internet for

SA mobile broadband policy criticised

2013-11-18 10:20

The Draft National Broadband Policy has been criticised for its proposal to appoint an entity to manage the spectrum for the rollout of higher speed networks.

Vodacom calls for speedy allocation of LTE spectrum

2013-11-14 13:16

The allocation of spectrum is vital for South Africa to roll out higher speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile networks, a mobile operator has insisted.

Mobile to connect the world, Ericsson report finds

2013-11-11 12:01

Mobile subscriptions continue to grow at an exponential pace as the world pivots toward the technology a report has shown.

Education 'key' to open Wi-Fi networks

2013-11-08 12:27

South African cities are engaged in the process of rolling out public Wi-Fi hotpots in an effort to make high speed mobile data freely available.

Being big in Japan

2013-11-04 09:08

When you're big in Japan, you're truly big, but technology has gone massive.

SA fibre broadband set for cheaper access

2013-10-03 11:00

Affordable broadband is one step closer with the expansion of a "so called" last mile service being expanded to Cape Town.

Seacom announces remote peering to save ISP costs

2013-09-03 11:45

Broadband operator Seacom has announced the launch of a new Remote Peering Service.

Free Wi-Fi project targets poor

2013-08-21 14:01

The rollout of free urban internet access over Wi-Fi is a critical component of service delivery with the ability to raise the living standards of residents, an NGO has said.

Call for Telkom unbundling

2013-08-02 07:41

Telkom should be unbundled as a way of speeding up competition for broadband services in South Africa, an industry player has asserted.

Norway mulls Arctic broadband

2013-07-12 12:00

Norway may provide high-speed internet in one of the few places on Earth where it's not available: the Arctic.

Seacom internet cable fully repaired

2013-04-24 10:02

Seacom announced that the undersea cable has been repaired and internet connections normalised.

Telkom cable theft hits Gauteng

2013-04-19 14:05

Cable thieves have caused disruptions to telephone lines in Gauteng, Telkom has reported.

 
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