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3:10
Thursday

Cable ship finally departs to fix broken submarine cables

Weather conditions permitting, it is anticipated the vessel will reach its first repair site on the evening of 28 January.

2:30
Thursday

ITU introduces Broadband Transforming Lives campaign in Davos

The global broadband body examines new financing models that would help accelerate “meaningful universal connectivity” across the world.

2:00

ANC prioritises high-demand spectrum release to boost economy

The governing party prioritises the release of high-demand spectrum to boost the economy and lower mobile data costs.  

2:10

CMC Networks teams up with Neutrona Networks

The carrier partnership will provide expanded network connectivity between Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

3:00

Openserve diverts traffic after dual submarine cable break

The Telkom subsidiary cannot give clear timelines on when the broken subsea cable systems will be fully restored.

2:50
Tuesday

ZTE, MTN forge ahead on 5G

The companies have announced the joint launch of the first 5G SA network in East Africa.

2:10

Liquid Telecom debuts 5G wholesale roaming in SA

The company will use its 3.5GHz spectrum asset to build the 5G network and provide nationwide 5G wholesale services.

2:20
Monday

Nokia, Angola Cables in deal to connect Africa, US

Angola Cables trials Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 chipset for the first direct optical connection between the US and Africa.

3:00

6GHz WiFi SuperFi-Way coming in 2021

The 6GHz frequency band utilisation as envisioned by the WiFi community will make large contiguous blocks of spectrum available, says Andre Kannemeyer, CTO at Duxbury Networking.

0:50
17 Jan

Ndabeni-Abrahams concerned about Telkom’s massive job cuts

The comms minister schedules an urgent meeting with Telkom following reports the telecoms giant plans to trim its workforce.

1:20

Openserve hit by dual submarine cable break

The company liaises with the WACS and SAT3/WASC consortiums to determine the cause of the simultaneous loss of service on both cable systems. 

3:00

Probe into AI internship programme leads to suspensions

A forensic investigation into the e-government department’s specialised ICT skills programme results in the suspension of two senior managers.