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.

We compared fibre prices in South Africa

2018-04-10 05:39

The cheapest ADSL 4Mbps goes for R154 per month (which excludes R199 for a Telkom line), while the cheapest fibre line costs R504 per month.

Eat this high-calorie food at least once a week to stay lean

2017-10-13 12:00

Put these on your plate to ward off packing on the kilos.

Seacom begins fibre rollout in Johannesburg

2017-07-18 13:59

Submarine cable operator Seacom has begun rollout of high-speed fibre internet access services to business and home users, starting in the south of Johannesburg.

The fibre land grab

2017-05-04 11:58

The race to supply customers with fibre optic cables is becoming ever more aggressive, with companies making major plays to become the top service provider.

Here are Vodacom's uncapped fibre internet prices

2016-12-07 12:52

Mobile network service provider, Vodacom has announced its fibre-to-the-home price plans, with line speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.

MTN cuts fibre broadband prices by 50%

2016-07-12 10:09

Mobile network MTN says it has slashed its fibre bundle contract prices by 50% in a move to boost its competitiveness in the market.

Telkom to tap Vumatel’s fibre network

2016-06-20 13:10

Telecommunications company Telkom plans to start selling its internet services over rival Vumatel’s fibre network.

Vodacom’s fibre network passes 25 000 homes

2016-05-16 15:26

Mobile network Vodacom has joined South Africa’s fibre broadband land rush as the company says its high-speed network now passes around 25 000 homes in the country.

Vumatel to inject R3bn in SA fibre roll-out

2016-04-20 10:20

Independent fibre provider Vumatel - which has won new financing from Standard Bank - wants to invest R3bn over the next two years in building out its local network.

 

Netflix and chill? Not so much

2018-06-20 11:19

With the rise of pay-TV in South Africa, many players are fighting for their piece of the media pie.

Who really needs to go gluten-free?

2018-02-08 07:19

Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat, barley and rye, but a gluten-free diet is a must for only about 2% of the population.

Gas explosion damages Joburg fibre cables, reports

2017-07-25 15:24

A gas explosion knocked out fibre-optic cables affecting internet connections in parts of Johannesburg on Tuesday.

For a better connection

2017-05-16 15:41

In 2013 Jacques du Toit took over the reins of Vox Telecom. He talks about the strategy he has been implementing over the past four years, and the telco’s plans to increase its ICT market share.

This online tool wants to help you find cheaper fibre prices

2017-01-17 08:47

With an increase in fibre connections to the home and numerous service providers to choose from, a Cape Town-based company is comparing service providers' prices.

How Google plans to turn Africa into a digital hub

2016-10-11 11:46

There’s a job to be done to make sure that every consumer in Africa has the kind of internet experience that makes sense for them, says Luke Mckend, country director for Google South Africa.

Fibre player Vumatel receives R250m investment

2016-07-01 13:45

Fibre broadband provider Vumatel has received a R250m investment from African mezzanine fund manager Vantage Capital to further build out its network.

Cable theft costs Telkom over R200m

2016-05-30 14:44

Local telecommunications company Telkom says cable theft has cost it over R200m in losses during its 2015 financial year.

Minnow makes giant strides in fibre roll-out

2016-04-28 09:47

The fibre land grab is well underway, and former career banker, Steve Booysen, is in the race to get fibre rolled out to urban South Africans with his company Metrofibre Networx.

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.

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