Satellite broadband could become favoured connectivity option – ICT boss

2020-03-30 19:05

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.

You're going to need pretty strong internet to run Google's Netflix-like video game service

2019-03-21 15:58

Here's hoping you've got some pretty strong, stable internet speeds at home.

SpaceX's broadband-from-space plan gets final US nod

2018-04-02 08:00

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.

Faster spectrum rollout to drop data costs

2017-10-25 15:49

A faster rollout of the telecommunications spectrum could see a further reduction in data costs, according to National Treasury.

Free Wi-Fi in Tshwane still on, for now

2017-06-01 18:27

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.

SA ICT spend to exceed R287m

2017-02-22 15:45

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.

Back to digital dark ages? Warning: Govt control will ‘throttle’ SA Internet world

2017-02-06 14:05

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.

Govt tight-lipped on broadband tender deal

2016-11-09 17:09

Government officials have kept mum on whether Telkom would be the preferred bidder to supply and maintain a national broadband project.

Cwele: Govt doesn’t want to run mobile networks

2016-10-14 13:28

South Africa’s government has no intention of running a mobile network in the country, says Telecoms Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Spectrum auction postponed

2016-09-25 07:37

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 to launch 3,236 satellites to help people across the world who don't have high-speed internet

2019-04-05 17:41

Amazon's satellite plan is codenamed 'Project Kuiper'.

INFOGRAPHIC: How SA's broadband speed really stacks up against other countries

2018-07-11 14:24

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.

Big boost for Limpopo broadband

2018-02-16 15:02

Internet access in Limpopo is set for a substantial boost after the signing of a multi-million rand broadband deal.

OUTsurance CEO resigns to join wireless startup

2017-10-11 21:12

The CEO of OUTsurance Willem Roos has resigned to take up a new position with wireless broadband provider Rain.

Cwele: Data costs still too high

2017-05-24 22:04

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele said the price of data in South Africa remains “sticky”, suggesting lack of competition in the industry.

Millions of rands allocated to faster broadband

2017-02-22 15:36

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

Here’s why SA’s govt broadband tender was cancelled

2016-11-23 09:00

Government’s rural broadband tender has been cancelled because all bidding companies failed to meet technical requirements for phase one of the project.

Govt broadband tender to be awarded ‘soon’

2016-10-27 11:16

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.

Uncapped: How Telkom is throttling my business – entrepreneur

2016-10-02 14:47

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.

Vodacom in R1bn deal with Prasa

2016-09-22 17:08

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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