MTN celebrates 25 years with 95% 4G coverage in SA

The mobile network operator says it has reached 95% 4G coverage across the country.


Vox, Frogfoot, Telkom, Cloudseed form new solutions vendor

The companies announce the launch of Lekelela Technical Services, a telecommunication staff and solutions vendor.


Minister challenges fibre industry to service marginalised areas

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams encourages fibre providers to reach areas they normally shy away from to ensure connectivity for all South Africans.


Vumatel fires warning shot with prepaid fibre services

The fibre network operator promises high-speed and reliable connectivity through its prepaid platform, saying cost shouldn’t be an inhibitor to access.

30 Sep

EXCLUSIVE: Seacom’s 1TB fibre link between Joburg, Cape Town goes live

The subsea cable operator lights up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town, with East London being the next destination.

Sep 12, 2019

Vox boss shares his multimillion-rand fibre plan

Jacques du Toit tells ITWeb of his vision for the fibre network, including expanding to smaller towns, which are now attractive to most operators.

Jul 29, 2019

Openserve prioritises network modernisation

The company migrates customers from legacy copper to new fibre and investigates ways to remodel its systems.

Jul 9, 2019

Fibre providers make a play for Soweto

Fibre network providers flock to lay fibre in Soweto, but pundits believe it’s likely to remain a premium service that mostly appeals to high income earners.

Jun 24, 2019

Netshield SA offers copper to fibre network converters

A new media converter range is an affordable alternative to ripping and replacing ageing networks, says Netshield.


Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

5G’s required fibre densification is positive news for infrastructure players like Dark Fibre Africa.


How Telkom’s broadband business has evolved

Telkom’s strategy to move customers from legacy copper-based services to newer technology results in a boom for its mobile broadband business.

Mar 4, 2019

The future of fibre

Fibre is no longer a dream on the horizon of a connected South Africa. This is the largest fibre market on the continent and, despite a continental year-on-year slowing of fixed line services by 0.1%, SA's FTTH connections were growing by more than 30% by mid-2018, according to the FTTH Council. But the migration from ADSL and the saturation in affluent urban areas are reaching their peaks. What's next for the local fibre market?

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