ARTICLES RELATING TO BROADBAND

SA gets super-fast fibre broadband - at a price

2014-07-22 14:45

A new broadband service aimed primarily at South African companies offers super-fast internet speed, but it comes at a price.

Don't fear MTN buy, says Afrihost

2014-07-03 13:52

Afrihost says customers need not worry about any changes that will disrupt its innovation after it was gobbled up by MTN.

Vodafone to use electricity poles for fibre broadband

2014-07-03 07:29

Vodafone is to build a fibre broadband network across Ireland, using the overhead and underground infrastructure of the country's Electricity Supply Board.

Wi-Fi to be mobile broadband standard in SA

2014-06-23 14:57

Wi-Fi is soon to become the standard network for broadband as demand for data spikes and more people access the internet, says an insider.

MWEB launches Durban Wi-Fi

2014-06-18 12:27

Durbanites will now have access to free Wi-Fi in Florida Road as MWEB rolls out the first of its Wi-Fi activated high streets.

1 500 minibus taxis to get Wi-Fi in national rollout

2014-06-12 12:40

A total of 1 500 taxis and 50 taxi ranks around the country will have access to free limited Wi-Fi connection within six months.

Jaw-dropping data growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

2014-06-03 14:15

While it's no secret that data demand is driving internet access, the rate at which Sub-Saharan Africa is growing is jaw-dropping.

Free data offer with Samsung Smart TV

2014-05-19 14:15

South Africans who buy a Samsung Smart television are eligible for one million megabytes of data thanks to a deal between the South Korean company and Vox Telecom.

MTN launching high speed fibre broadband

2014-04-24 07:23

Mobile operator MTN has revealed an aggressive move to deliver high speed internet connections to homes.

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.

 

Huge mobile growth, 5G networks 'around the corner'

2014-07-04 12:29

Mobile data is expected to jump - but many could find the enormity of that jump difficult to comprehend.

Afrihost reassures customers after MTN buy

2014-07-03 13:00

In the wake of MTN’s acquisition of Afrihost, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is taking steps to reassure customers about the independence of the business.

MTN broadband fibre to the home coming soon

2014-06-24 08:31

MTN has said that South Africans will soon see the fruits of its intention to roll out fibre broadband connectivity to homes and businesses.

MWEB to go big with public Wi-Fi zones

2014-06-23 10:35

MWEB is intent on rolling out Wi-Fi zones across major centres in South Africa that should expand the ability of people to access high speed internet on the move.

Telkom promises 20 suburbs fibre broadband

2014-06-13 14:01

Telkom has announced that it will begin a fibre to the home broadband project in a series of tweets.

Online video conferencing set to spike

2014-06-10 09:30

Online video will soon become the preferred method of communication for businesses as it allows for more efficient collaboration.

Julian Assange to chat in SA internet conference

2014-05-21 08:30

The fact that Julian Assange will participate in an internet forum in South Africa has more to do with his view on the web landscape than an endorsement of his views, says the event organiser.

Vodacom eyes 2.6GHz for 4G spectrum

2014-05-19 11:20

The critical shortage of mobile broadband spectrum will limit the ability of mobile operators to roll out high speed data networks, and Vodacom has said that it is in discussion with the government on solutions.

Cape expands broadband with public access centre

2014-04-23 08:41

The Western Cape government has funded a new digital access centre in an impoverished area of Cape Town to speed up internet access to disadvantaged communities.

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.

 
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