James Francis
4:50
30 Jul

What comes first? The cable or the growth?

New submarine cables are headed to SA. But do we need the extra capacity? ITWeb contributor James Francis investigates.

6:40
May 23, 2019

Huawei underplays its Chinese government ties

Google revoking Huawei's Android licence is a dramatic move, sparking much speculation, but is it unfair?

3:50
May 3, 2019

Will mobile data prices finally fall?

The gravitas of the Competition Commission report opens a new front in the #DataMustFall battle.

4:20
Feb 8, 2019

Facebook's convergence conundrum

Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram is a risky gamble and there isn't a good enough reason to do so.

5:20
Dec 24, 2018

A wishlist for 2019

What columnist James Francis would like to see happen, technology-wise, in the year ahead of us.

4:20
Nov 16, 2018

Why is Telkom letting ADSL die?

If ADSL is making a loss, at least let it make a meaningful loss that challenges SA's data norms.

4:00
Jan 9, 2018

It's a rough start to 2018

Meltdown and Spectre - two errors found in CPUs - are scary flaws. How impacted are you and I?

5:10
Sep 15, 2017

The great Apple bluff

Initially, the iPhone X looked like a dud to me. Yet on second thought, there's something else going on here.

5:20
Jul 21, 2017

Welcome to assisted reality

Augmented reality's star is finally rising in the workplace, writes James Francis.

5:20
Jun 8, 2017

The Essential Phone: just how essential is it?

A new month, a new make of phone. But this one may be worth keeping an eye on, writes James Francis.

5:00
May 5, 2017

Let them eat fibre

It's time to open the ADSL network and subsidise Internet for everyone, writes James Francis.

3:40

The 3310 and the sad state of the mobile world

James Francis places his bets on what the resurrected phone will do for Nokia's feature phone market share.

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