SA Connect phase two in the works, says government

Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni confirms phase two of SA Connect, government’s ambitious broadband project, is going ahead.

Sep 7, 2021

Ramaphosa to expedite SA Connect in broadband push

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants more people to participate in the ballooning digital economy, and pushes for the long-delayed project to be accelerated.

Aug 20, 2021

Networking: It’s all about the business case

The choice between SDWAN and MPLS is not a simple technology discussion − the needs of the business must be properly understood to make the right decision.

Aug 2, 2021

MTN Nigeria sheds 7.6m subscribers as regulator clamps down

The stringent regulations on new SIM sales and activations in Nigeria cost the telco millions of mobile and data subscribers.

Jul 27, 2021

Telkom targets e-commerce, big data, fintech investments

The telco says it has now reached the inflection point where the profitability of new revenue streams exceeds that of its legacy revenue streams.


Global coalition revises benchmark for internet affordability

The Alliance for Affordable Internet urges governments to ensure the cost of 5GB broadband is no more than 2% of the average monthly income by 2026.

Jun 30, 2021

MWC 2021: Musk earmarks $30bn for Starlink satellite project

SpaceX founder Elon Musk estimates the total investment cost of his satellite internet project to be as much as $30 billion in the long-term.

Feb 8, 2021

Telkom records robust mobile growth, broadband push continues

The telco has been steadily driving its broadband strategy, which is now paying off, growing subscribers to 10 million customers.

Feb 8, 2021

The new normal? Working from home

Comsol provides access to mmWave 28GHz spectrum to power fast network speeds and cost-effective reliability.

Nov 20, 2020

Telkom’s annual R6.7bn broadband project expands fibre footprint

The telco says it invests billions of rands in broadband infrastructure projects across SA annually, creating jobs for 1 400 employees through subcontractors.

Nov 17, 2020

WiFi needs more spectrum, says Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance urges authorities to urgently release the 6GHz frequency band, to enable deployment of a new generation of WiFi tech.

Oct 21, 2020

MS partners with SpaceX, SES on satellite-based broadband

Microsoft takes “the next giant leap in cloud computing”, introducing Azure Space to provide satellite Internet connectivity to organisations.

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