It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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With the direction of data costs in South Africa expected to take a considerable shift, MzansiSat chief operating officer Victor Stephanopoli believes that satellite broadband could be a stable connectivity alternative for South Africans in the foreseeable future.
Here's hoping you've got some pretty strong, stable internet speeds at home.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX won approval from the US Federal Communications Commission to offer broadband service from space, using a constellation of 4 425 satellites racing around the Earth in low orbits.
A faster rollout of the telecommunications spectrum could see a further reduction in data costs, according to National Treasury.
A project to roll out free Wi-Fi in Tshwane is back on track, despite the Auditor General having raised concerns about it under the previous administration.
The cost to implement Cabinet's approved ICT white paper policy recommendations and other ICT expenditure is expected to amount to R287.2m over the medium term.
New policy has the potential to disrupt the established mobile network infrastructure by effectively nationalising the future 4G mobile network, warns the Free Market Foundation.
Government officials have kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a national broadband project.
South Africa’s government has no intention of running a mobile network in the country, says Telecoms Minister Siyabonga Cwele.
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is trying to keep its controversial auction of prime radio frequency spectrum on track, despite the department of telecommunications and postal services’ court challenge.
Amazon's satellite plan is codenamed 'Project Kuiper'.
Based on over 163 million speed tests, carried out over 12 months, the results are in, and South Africa is not in the worst position.
Internet access in Limpopo is set for a substantial boost after the signing of a multi-million rand broadband deal.
The CEO of OUTsurance Willem Roos has resigned to take up a new position with wireless broadband provider Rain.
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele said the price of data in South Africa remains “sticky”, suggesting lack of competition in the industry.
Implementing the transition from analogue to digital television would be key to boost investment in the short term and will release spectrum for broadband services, according to finance minister
Government’s rural broadband tender has been cancelled because all bidding companies failed to meet technical requirements for phase one of the project.
A tender for connecting government institutions and schools to a new broadband network could be awarded at the end of October 2016, according to National Treasury.
The state of Telkom’s infrastructure is such that it has to treat its business customers like naughty school children: punishing all for the transgressions of a few.
South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom says it has entered a 15-year telecommunications partnership deal with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
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