First commercial 5G rollouts in 2018: Ericsson

North America is expected to lead the uptake, with all major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019.

DFA positioned to take advantage of 5G

Dark Fibre Africa sees a lot of opportunity coming from the approaching roll-out of 5G in South Africa.

Cwele to chair global satellite body


South Africa gets the nod from the satellite organisation, as telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is elected as chairperson.

Vumatel suitor foresees fibre market consolidation


Although there are many players in the market, in future the industry will consolidate, says Community Investment Ventures Holdings.

Seacom upgrades network capacity


The company increases its subsea cable network capacity by 500Gbps to reach 1.5Tbps.

Minister pins hopes on new ICT companies


Despite government's poor reputation in running companies, the telecoms ministry is confident establishing two new state-owned ICT companies bodes well for the country.

Vumatel to be sold to CIVH

8 Jun

Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) acquires 34.9% of Vumatel and enters into an agreement to acquire the remaining 65.1%.

Seacom regroups in fibre push

8 Jun

The company undergoes structural changes while looking to make acquisitions to boost its fibre network.

ICASA to hold #DataMustFall public hearings

6 Jun

The regulator will tomorrow host public hearings with regards to its discussion document on priority markets and the cost of mobile data.

HeroTel expands VOIP offering with acquisition

4 Jun

The group's 28th acquisition is of VTN Communications, a national provider of voice over Internet Protocol and private automatic branch exchange systems.

South Africa ranks 46th in global ICT index

The country is expected to show the highest ICT spend across the META region this year, says a Huawei barometer.

Theft of fibre installation equipment still rising

IC Logistix decided that radio frequency-tracking was the best way to find the stolen property, and also to retrieve the items safely, says Zach Yacumakis, Managing Director at IC Logistix.

IOT protocols: which horse should you back?

Many players haven't come to grips with the commercial models in IOT, says Darren Oxlee, chief technical officer of Utility Systems, a MICROmega Group company.