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Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in building access networks? In an attempt to answer this question the ...

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Akamai state of the internet

Akamai reveals global Q4 2014 State of the Internet Report

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

For the third consecutive quarter, the global average connection speed remained above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold, increasing a nominal 0.7 percent to 4.5 Mbps, according to Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report....

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Facebook reveals open source augmented traffic control tool

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Along with the announcement of Facebook’s This Day feature, the social media platform has announced the release of its Augmented Traffic Control tool under an open source licence. The move is intended in order to give developers access as well a the...

Facebook on this day

Facebook set to launch On This Day feature

March 25, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Jonathan Gheller, Facebook Product Manager, people often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they enjoy products and features that make this easier. Due to this need, Facebook...

Ghana

Ghana: Parliament unveils new online digital platform

March 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Government Assurance Committee (CGA) of the Parliament of Ghana, has unveiled a new online digital platform project in order to engage with citizens and amplify their voices on promises made by Ministers to ensure accountability. The online platform can...

Pay online

Study reveals that E-commerce is on the rise in South Africa

March 19, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of South African internet users...

FPB

FPB proposes to censor the internet in South Africa

March 11, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to The Right2Know, the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) is attempting to censor the internet in South Africa. According to the coalition group, the FPB is seeking broadly defined powers to police all content published on the Internet. The...

the techie guy

TheTechieGuy’s latest award proves success for blogging in SA

March 11, 2015 • OnlineComments (0)

TheTechieGuy has won an award for being the Best Science and Technology Blog in South Africa. According to the South African Blog Awards, this is the third year running that TheTechieGuy has won the award. According to the awards platform, the annual SA Blog...

ZA Domains

ZA domains reach 1 million registrations

February 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, has revealed that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1...

FPB

Nigeria: Domain name registrations on the rise

February 23, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mary Uduma has stated that there was a slight increase in the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name in January this year. According to Uduma, the .ng domain name...

SONA 2015

Social media takes aim at SONA 2015

February 13, 2015 • Features, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 12 February 2015, according to Eye Witness News (EWN), President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa despite a walkout by the DA, the expulsion off EFF MPs, and threats of court action after cell phone...

Facebook on this day

Facebook reveals buy & sell features for groups

February 12, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social media giant, Facebook, has revealed that it has implemented improved features for buying and selling in groups – aimed at selling goods. According to the social media platform: “For Sale Group members can choose the “Sell” feature when...

Jumia Online iStore

Nigeria: Jumia rolls out online Apple iStore

February 6, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online. According to Jumia, they are the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell Apple related products. According to the online retailer, it expects that the official authorisation will...

Boko Haram

Twitter locks down Boko Haram social media account

February 4, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Nigeria Communications Week, social media giant Twitter has locked down and suspended an alledged Twitter account that was purportedly set up by Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. According to the report, pictures of child soldiers in training...

Mobile on the rise

Nampak Bevcan set to aid township business growth in SA

February 4, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new interactive website designed to help township outlets with their customers as well as grow their business has recently launched in South Africa. The new website, cando.sa.com, has been launched by Nampak Bevcan’s consumer facing brand dubbed...

Pay online

PayGate set to improve uptake of e­-commerce in SA

February 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Payment services provider PayGate has revealed PayPartner. According to the company, PayPartner is a support and rewards programme for the growing community of web developers using its services. The reveal was made by PayGate’s general manager for...