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3:30

DFA gets R12.3m US backing in rural SA fibre drive

The company receives funding from the US Trade and Development Agency to conduct a feasibility study in efforts to roll out affordable Internet to underserved populations.

3:20
Tuesday

Herotel upgrades fibre customers to segment routing network

The fibre network operator, in collaboration with NEC XON, sets a target to migrate all fibre customers to its segment routing network by year-end.

3:10

Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs

The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.

3:40

Vodacom pumps R100m into KZN rural connectivity drive

The company plans to deploy 29 new deep rural base stations with all standard technologies across the KwaZulu-Natal region to cover 14 municipalities.

2:40

Hippo provides free fibre comparison tool for businesses

Hippo.co.za offers a free fibre comparison service that allows businesses to compare fibre connectivity packages available at their location.

3:10

Lack of IOT growth in SA was SqwidNet’s biggest undoing

Community Investment Ventures Holdings says the decision to wind-down operations of its Internet of things unit boils down to the technology failing to take off in SA.

4:20

TV white space connectivity gains ground in South Africa

A television white space project in KwaZulu-Natal aims to bring communities online, providing affordable broadband Internet connectivity to the underserved.

1:10

WiFi: Broadening the mining sector’s horizon

Comsol wireless connectivity services are backed by customised SLAs that are proactively monitored by its 24/7/365 NOC.

3:00
27 May

ICASA extends temporary spectrum assignments

The telecoms regulator extends the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for three more months.

4:40
27 May

Telkom to reuse legacy copper infrastructure in fibre, 5G push

The company plans to repurpose some of its legacy copper infrastructure as it shifts focus to next-generation technologies such as fibre and 5G.

3:10
27 May

ZTE builds foundations for growth on 5G

The Chinese telecoms company has credited much of its past year’s performance to its heavy investment in research and development.

4:40

Africa tipped to be emerging technology powerhouse

Africa’s undying spirit and massive techno-economic potential are catalysts for thriving in these challenging times, says the UN Broadband Commission’s Bocar Ba.