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BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from

15 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017

13 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced

9 Nov 2017

Vino Govender
The essential foundation of smart ports

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port

By Vino Govender 6 Nov 2017

New subsea route between US, India via Brazil, South Africa
New subsea route between US, India via Brazil, South Africa

Seaborn Networks and IOX Cable have entered into a joint provisioning agreement to provide the first next-generation subsea fibre optic route between the US and India that will interconnect in South Africa and Brazil

6 Nov 2017

A continental shift in global internet access in Africa
A continental shift in global internet access in Africa

In 1994, there were more telephone lines in New York City than there were in the entire continent of Africa.

By António Nunes 3 Nov 2017

Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA
Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA

International telcos and service providers looking to grow their client bases are starting to look to South Africa's telecoms market

2 Nov 2017

What does the future African city look like?
What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry
Technology crucial in changing, advancing the tourism industry

Technology has eradicated borders and tedious admin in the tourism space. Businesses have had to continuously adjust to the ongoing advances that have a direct impact on

25 Oct 2017

Colin Thornton, co-managing director, Dial a Nerd and Turrito Networks.
Dial a Nerd, Turrito Networks join forces

Dial a Nerd has announced a merger with South African connectivity services provider, Turrito Networks. The two companies have been working together since 2015

25 Oct 2017

Women in Technology Conference addresses challenges in ICT industry
Women in Technology Conference addresses challenges in ICT industry

Women comprise 55% of the country's entire workforce, yet only 20% of ICT professionals are women. To address these challenges, Standard Bank and Liberty hosted the Women in Technology Conference

23 Oct 2017

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Serious Wi-Fi flaw found in WPA2 protocol

NEWSWATCH: A new cybersecurity attack, known as a ‘Krack' attack (key reinstallation attack) has revealed a flaw in Wi-Fi's WPA2's cryptographic protocols (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Oct 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced

17 Oct 2017

New DStv fibre solution for communal installations
New DStv fibre solution for communal installations

DStv customers who have a fibre optic network installed, can now get signal to their DStv decoders using this network with one centralised satellite dish for their whole estate, complex, or apartment block

16 Oct 2017

New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists
New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists

Entrepreneurs and innovators dominate this year's finalists' list for the annual SA IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards

Issued by ITP Communications 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

Photo by Peignault Laurent on Unsplash
Internet access is your basic right, here's why

Your municipality is responsible for providing you with the services you need to satisfy your basic needs, according to the South African Constitution.

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 9 Oct 2017

BitCo wholesale promotion for channel partners
BitCo wholesale promotion for channel partners

BitCo has launched an exclusive and limited promotion for IP transit, DC to DC and national long-distance services for wholesale channel partners

Issued by BitCo 6 Oct 2017

The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa
The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa

Internet shutdowns in sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to $237m since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa

6 Oct 2017

Chameleon Fibre helps identify fibre-live areas
Chameleon Fibre helps identify fibre-live areas

Chameleon Fibre is a new fibre comparison tool which aims to bridge the digital divide for South Africans

5 Oct 2017

Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills
Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills

Samsung is growing young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Accra, Ghana through its annual employee volunteer programme

5 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward
#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

BitCo's exclusive GigUp 1Gbps fibre internet promotion will revolutionise the way your business connects
BitCo's exclusive GigUp 1Gbps fibre internet promotion will revolutionise the way your business connects

The GigUp promotion is available for one day only at the MyBroadband Conference 2017

Issued by BitCo 4 Oct 2017

Bare-metal servers now provisioned in an hour, 24/7
Bare-metal servers now provisioned in an hour, 24/7

Hetzner now provisions self-managed dedicated servers in under an hour, around the clock. In addition, Hetzner is offering a limited period special - free setup with your self-managed server order.

Issued by Hetzner 28 Sep 2017

Africa still mobile
Africa still mobile

Africa's story remains a mobile one with mobile internet access the largest contributor of growth across the continent

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Sep 2017

IOX Cable System to improve connectivity in Mauritius
IOX Cable System to improve connectivity in Mauritius

Mauritius Telecom has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant for ultra high-speed internet connectivity on the new IOX Submarine Cable System scheduled to go live in 2019

27 Sep 2017

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