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South Africa has the highest data prices among Africa’s biggest economies

Tue 18 Jul, 2017

A new research paper by Research ICT Africa shows that the price of data in South Africa has not changed over the past two years – and is the most expensive out of all leading African economies. South Africa’s mobile data prices have come under constant attack in recent months, with targeted social media campaigns like #DataMustFall drawing attention to the high prices local operators charge.... Read more


Vodacom inch closer to finalising its R35 billion acquisition

Tue 18 Jul, 2017

Vodacom’s multi-billion rand acquisition of Safaricom, Kenya’s integrated communications company on Tuesday received a shot in the arm after a minority shareholder gave the transaction the green light. Earlier this year, the telecoms giants announced that it had agreed to buy a 35 percent stake in Safaricom in a deal worth R35 billion.... Read more


MTN opens up fibre network

Tue 18 Jul, 2017

MTN is opening up its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) access network to other Internet service providers (ISPs). From September, independent ISPs will be able to provide value-added services to customers via MTN's wholesale broadband fibre connection division.... Read more


Telkom’s wholesale ADSL price “a severe bottleneck”

Tue 11 Jul, 2017

Internet Solutions believes that Telkom’s IP Connect charge has created a severe bottleneck which limits the growth of broadband services in South Africa. This is according to Greg Montjoie, the executive for carrier and connectivity at Internet Solutions.... Read more


Cable break downs Sat-3

Fri 14 Jul, 2017

The Sat-3 cable has been cut 53km into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Town, though the impact on services for consumers has been minimal, Telkom subsidiary Openserve said on Friday. Openserve has diverted international traffic along other routes to mitigate the impact.... Read more



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SA users spurning cheaper data deals - Wed 19 Jul, 2017

Despite offering data plans that, on face value, are significantly cheaper than its rivals, consumers are not flocking to Telkom’s network, according to new report by Research ICT Africa. The price of 1GB of data in South Africa... Read more


Openserve again slashes wholesale broadband prices - Wed 19 Jul, 2017

Telkom’s Openserve has announced sweeping price cuts to its wholesale broadband IP Connect pricing and to its fibre access portfolio as competition in South Africa’s fixed broadband market intensifies. The price cuts come on t... Read more


Openserve cuts wholesale ADSL and fibre-to-the-home prices - Thu 18 May, 2017

Openserve has announced price reductions for its IP Connect (IPC) product, which is used by Internet service providers for ADSL, VDSL, and fibre-to-the-home products. Depending on the IPC capacity purchased, ISPs can now benefi... Read more


Telkom increases line rental prices - Tue 28 Mar, 2017

Telkom will increase it analogue line rental price from R189 to R199, including VAT, from 1 April 2017. The new monthly tariffs for Telkom line rentals are as follows: Residential service – R199.00 Social Pensioners – R99.50... Read more


5G to feature 20Gbps download speed, 1ms latency - Sat 25 Feb, 2017

Finally, the specifications of the much awaited generation mobile networks (5G technology) for IMT-2020 were revealed in a draft report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). However, the final specification set will ... Read more


Nigerian Telcos, Others Test Gigabit Class LTE - Mon 12 Dec, 2016

Peak data speeds over 900Mbps were recorded using Ericsson Radio Access Network equipment and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem mobile test device.Gigabit Class LTE means up to one billion bits of information delivered to a mobi... Read more


Vandalism of Telcos Equipment Causing Poor Quality Service - Sat 03 Dec, 2016

Nigeria is currently witnessing a fresh wave of poor service delivery from telecommunications service providers due to unending vandalism and theft of equipment as well as vital installations, this is according to Punch report.... Read more


Nokia upgrades Spark’s fibre network to 200Gbps per wavelength - Fri 09 Dec, 2016

Nokia says it has supplied Spark with the first dense wavelength division multiplexing optical communications technology capable or carrying 200Gbps on a single optical wavelength, twice the current maximum presently supported on ... Read more


Fibre upgrade cost traps Britain in cyber slow lane - Mon 05 Dec, 2016

Britons desperate for faster broadband are unlikely to get it from a plan to separate the country's biggest network from BT unless the industry tackles how to pay up to 25 billion pounds ($76 billion) to upgrade to fibre-optic cab... Read more


Telkom holds church to ransom - Sun 04 Dec, 2016

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa’s Tshitandani congregation in Louis Trichardt accuses Telkom of holding the church ransom. This follows Telkom’s delay in removing a telephone pole that is stopping the furthe... Read more


Please Call Me with cash, inventor tells Vodacom - Sun 04 Dec, 2016

Vodacom is being accused of trying to shirk its obligation to pay Nkosana Makate for his Please Call Me invention after negotiations broke down two months ago. Now Makate has approached the Constitutional Court again to get the ce... Read more


Dubai airports get free 5Gbps Wi-Fi - Sun 04 Dec, 2016

Dubai Airports has rolled out an upgraded Wi-Fi service across both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports that allows passengers to access unlimited free high-speed. The airports authority said the new service was l... Read more


UK govt to launch £1bn fibre fund - Tue 22 Nov, 2016

Reports claim chancellor's autumn statement will also offer public funding for 5G trials. The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to allocate more than £1 billion (€1.17 billion) of public funds to support ultr... Read more


Huawei Boasts Shared Spectrum Breakthrough - Tue 29 Nov, 2016

Huawei has unveiled a mobile spectrum management solution that could open up new possibilities for the dynamic and efficient sharing of valuable capacity. During a presentation at the company's Mobile Broadband Forum event near To... Read more


Altice plans 10Gbps FTTH for its entire US footprint - Thu 01 Dec, 2016

Altice will extend fibre deeper into its existing hybrid fibre coax (HFC) network and leverage proprietary technologies developed by Altice Labs. The network will can support several simultaneous 4K streams within a single househo... Read more


Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data - Fri 02 Dec, 2016

Amazon.com Inc.'s new Snowmobile trucks designed to store and transfer up to 100 terabytes of data per truck, or a total of 100 petabytes of data using Amazon's entire fleet. Amazon Web Services Inc. announced the new Snowmobile ... Read more


Telkom: A more positive ring - Fri 25 Nov, 2016

Telkom, the telecoms player that for the better part of three years has been in a turnaround phase, has seemingly weathered the storm. CEO Sipho Maseko and his team embarked on a cost-reduction programme that included huge job ... Read more


Apple reportedly limits Verizon iPhone 7 modem speed to match AT&T model - Mon 21 Nov, 2016

Apple has been limiting the modem speeds of the iPhone 7 built for Verizon Wireless's network in order to match the slower speeds of the AT&T iPhone, according to reports Friday by Bloomberg and Recode. The Verizon iPhone 7 uses a... Read more


25 years of Internet in South Africa - Sat 26 Nov, 2016

flowing out of South Africa on a leased circuit from Telkom. The man behind this was Mike Laurie. In later years he wrote “it’s amazing it happened at all, or at least it seemed so at the time.” The lack of cooperation and v... Read more


Why internet use is low in Africa - Tue 15 Nov, 2016

Despite recent improvements in infrastructure and affordability, internet adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing rapidly, a report says. The report says that the continent’s internet adoption isn't growing at a speedy rat... Read more


When a city has gigabit Internet, prices for slower speed tiers drop - Fri 18 Nov, 2016

The mere presence of gigabit Internet speeds in a metro area drives down the price of plans with slower speeds, according to new industry-funded research. Thus, the data suggests that even customers who don't purchase gigabit Inte... Read more


 

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