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.
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.
Concerns over minister churn in comms department
Analysts say the appointment of a new communications minister is more about politics than a push for the country’s ICT development.
Vodacom spearheads 5G in Mpumalanga, lights up six sites
The telco says the deployment of the latest mobile technology in the province will give residents access to affordable mobile broadband as an alternative to fibre connectivity.
Minister touts SA Connect as enabler of digital inclusion
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams puts delivery of the SA Connect broadband plan at the forefront of bridging the digital divide.
Ndabeni-Abrahams oversees analogue TV switch-off in Free State
Analogue switch-off in the Free State continues, simultaneously with the switch-off in the Northern Cape Province, says the communications department.
Inclusive economic recovery requires connected citizens
South Africa desperately needs to up its connectivity for citizens to engage in other forms of economic activity, stresses Broadband Infraco CEO Andrew Matseke.
SA Connect targets speeds that are 10 times faster
The revised policy of the ambitious government broadband programme bumps up connectivity speeds from 10Mbps to 100Mbps, pending budget confirmation for phase two rollout.
SA’s 2020 broadband market gains to spill into 2021
The market made significant gains in 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the trend is set to continue next year, says BMIT.
Govt wants 80% of population to have Internet access by 2024
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams signs a performance agreement, agreeing to ensure 80% of the population has access to the Internet in the next four years.
Shelve ‘insufficient’ SA Connect, develop updated broadband plan
South Africa needs a new national broadband plan if it is to make the Internet accessible and affordable for everyone, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet.