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Telkom's not so little mistake

Tue 29 Nov, 2005

Pretoria - "I might as well shut the doors of my business for the rest of the year, because according to Telkom, it has suddenly ceased to exist despite the fact that it has been in operation in Pretoria for more than 50 years." This is what an upset Johan du Toit from Handy Hardware and Locksmith in Menlopark had to say on Monday after his business was one of several that are not listed in the latest Pretoria telephone directory. The mistake-riddl... Read more


SNO licensing in final stage

Tue 29 Nov, 2005

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Broadband take-up to double in SA

Tue 29 Nov, 2005

Broadband internet access, which finally made an impact on South Africa this year with the first 147 000 users settling into high-speed online lives, will almost double in usage in 2006 to 277 000 users. This is one of the key findings of Broadband in South Africa 2005, a new research report from World Wide Worx. "It's the kind of growth rate we saw in the early years of internet take-up in South Africa, but it's still going to be a big disappointme... Read more


The ‘truth’ about broadband growth in South Africa

Wed 30 Nov, 2005

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Why Telkom lags behind

Wed 30 Nov, 2005

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Telkom's ADSL emerges as best local broadband service

Wed 30 Nov, 2005

Telkom's ADSL service has reaffirmed its status as the best broadband service in South Africa, consumer group MyADSL said yesterday. In recent tests on South African broadband services, conducted by MyADSL and the Department of BIT, University of Johannesburg, Telkom's four ADSL offerings proved superior to the other services, the organisaton said in a statement. This is the second set of results produced by the newly-formed broadband laboratory run ... Read more


It's 1994 all over again

Wed 30 Nov, 2005

Growth in Internet access in South Africa will receive a kick-start in 2004 after a dramatic slowdown in the past three years. This is the key finding of the latest edition of World Wide Worx's annual study of the South African Internet access industry By ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK reports on his research. South Africans who've been watching the Internet industry for the past decade would be forgiven for thinking it feels like 1994 all over again. Suddenly, t... Read more


Open the market

Thu 01 Dec, 2005

Koos Bekker’s company Naspers has been investing in new technologies for years. Some have taken a long time to pay off; others have yet to do so. In South Africa, its internet business M-Web is one example. Significant investment by Naspers in the early days made M-Web a leading internet service provider. But, when it got to 250 000 subscribers, growth seemed to dry up. After the acquisition of Tiscali’s client base and the addition of some broadba... Read more


ICASA releases ADSL Draft Regulations

Thu 01 Dec, 2005

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City to go wireless

Wed 30 Nov, 2005

AFTER years of dealing with broadcasting regulations, the City of Johannesburg finally is rolling out its wireless broadband network for internal usage, which should see communication costs drastically reduced. According to Herklaas du Plessis, the deputy director of IT: communication technology, the R18-million project aims to have more than 170 council-used buildings connected to the network by June 2006. Buildings will be switched from a 64-kiloby... Read more


SA internet growth crawling

Thu 01 Dec, 2005

Growth in Internet access among the South African public has slowed to a crawl, with the dial-up market experiencing no growth in subscribers for the first time since the industry was launched in 1993. This is one of the findings of the World Wide Worx's annual study of the South African Internet access industry. Corporate usage on the up However, solid growth in corporate usage and dramatic uptake of broadband has helped to push the number of S... Read more



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