What needs to be done to get SA telcos ready for 5G?

Fifth generation networks will not only host new service types but will also require new infrastructure and network design to support them. Indeed, the move from 4G to 5G will be anything but straightforward. Are SA's telcos ready?

By Trevor Rajcoomar 3 days ago

Netflix introduces 'Smart Download' feature to Android

Netflix's Smart Downloads is now available on Android, and it may save you from forgetting to download your favourite shows...

By Andy Walker 11 Jul 2018

Broadband service, YahClick, to launch across West Africa

UAE-based global satellite operator, Yahsat, will showcase its flagship broadband service - YahClick - to partners and customers in the telco value chain at West Africa Com from 10-11 July 2018...

10 Jul 2018

Durban July to be live streamed in 4K using 5G

Vodacom has partnered up with Nokia to showcase the high speed and low latency capabilities of 5G and will use 4K video cameras to record and stream live, immersive footage from two different positions at this year's Durban July...

6 Jul 2018

African RaRs can now easily sell .africa domain names

African registrars and/or resellers (RaRs) do not have to undergo the expensive and time-consuming Icann accreditation process in order to sell dotAfrica (.africa) domain names anymore...

5 Jul 2018

This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

How to gain insight into the impact of internet disruptions (with a map)

Internet users now have a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions through Oracle's new Internet Intelligence Map...

2 Jul 2018

New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

29 Jun 2018

Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites

South African internet solutions company, Hostriver has launched a DIY website builder service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs)...

18 Jun 2018

Is a .com necessary? Why send domain fees overseas?

According to Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry NPC, there's a sense of renewal in the air and it's, therefore, the perfect time for SOEs to ditch the .com and revert to .za domains to show their commitment to building South Africa...

13 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

Contemporary ICT insights for South African companies

Thanks to the fourth industrial revolution, businesses today have more tools than ever at their disposal. From the power of the cloud, giving flexibility and scalability to organisations both big and small; to IoT, effortlessly merging the digital world with our everyday lives...

By Rob Lith 5 Jun 2018

This is how photonics are helping to bridge the digital divide

Africa has 20% of the world's population but only 4% of its internet data access. This "digital divide", with low internet connectivity reach, particularly in rural areas, is both economic and geographic in nature.

5 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

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