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2:20
Thursday

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

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

2:20
Wednesday

Vox, Frogfoot, Telkom, Cloudseed form new solutions vendor

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

3:50

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.

4:40

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.

5:20
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.

6:50
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.

2:50
Jul 29, 2019

Openserve prioritises network modernisation

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

6:30
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.

2:10
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.

7:40

Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

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

6:20

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.

9:10
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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