ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

Vodacom eyes buying unprofitable govt internet firm

2016-04-18 13:37

Vodacom is considering a bid for unprofitable state-owned internet company Broadband Infraco, as the country works toward the privatisation of some government assets.

Bring on more fibre, Fin24 users urge Cell C

2016-04-05 11:59

Fin24 users have called on Cell C and other players to launch fibre broadband offerings in more areas.

National SA broadband roll-out to cost a fortune

2016-03-31 09:23

South Africa's national fibre broadband roll-out could cost as much as R60bn, according to an international provider.

Parliament grills telecoms department on broadband

2016-03-16 09:05

MPs expressed concerns over the department of telecommunications and postal services' broadband plans in Parliament.

Telkom confirms plan to cut more jobs

2016-02-26 12:33

The company has confirmed a union's claims that it is undergoing an employment process that affects hundreds of employees.

Budget speech pays little attention to broadband

2016-02-24 15:41

For the second year in a row, the National Budget has provided few details on a project to connect municipalities to broadband technology.

Vumatel brings free fibre broadband to schools

2016-02-18 12:07

The local fibre broadband player has promised to connect every school that it passes to its network.

Four bottlenecks throttling SA's broadband hopes

2016-02-16 15:48

Government's thinking around broadband is the ultimate factor that holds back South Africa's internet hopes, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

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.

 

Telkom plays down role in new mega cable

2016-04-20 12:39

Local telecoms company Telkom says it hasn’t financially committed to a new African undersea cable despite signing a memorandum of understanding on the project.

Cape Town to connect fibre to all CBD buildings

2016-04-12 09:12

The City of Cape Town is rolling out fibre broadband access to all buildings in the CBD as part of its investment into a municipal broadband network project.

Cell C enters SA's fibre broadband race

2016-04-04 15:02

South Africa's third largest mobile network has launched its own fibre-to-the-home offering dubbed ‘C-Fibre’.

MTN switches on LTE-A in ‘affluent’ suburbs

2016-03-16 10:12

Mobile network MTN says it has launched LTE-Advanced networks in the "affluent'" suburbs of Camps Bay, Moreleta Park and at the Gautrain station in Rosebank.

Broadband budget boost for Gauteng

2016-03-10 11:26

Gauteng is bumping up spending on its broadband programme in a bid to improve its digital capabilities.

SA Connect funding 'grossly inadequate', says DA

2016-02-24 17:17

Government’s R1.6bn budget for its municipal broadband project SA Connect is inadequate, says opposition political party the Democratic Alliance.

Fibre network expansion boost for MTN

2016-02-24 09:13

MTN is inching closer to its goal of building a fibre broadband network as part of an aggressive expansion plan.

New Durban internet exchange to boost connectivity

2016-02-17 13:39

The coastal city is the first in South Africa to get a multi-site internet exchange point.

Here's why SA data prices won't come down soon

2016-02-15 10:26

South Africans won’t see a dramatic decline in the cost of data while operators focus on return on investment, says a researcher.

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.

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