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Posts Tagged ‘bandwidth’

  • Telkom Wholesale announced on Friday an effective 15% price reduction on its IP Connect (IPC) product (image: 3D Design)

    Telkom cuts pricing

    January 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom cuts pricing

    Telkom Wholesale announced on Friday an effective 15% price reduction on its IP Connect (IPC) product offering with effect from 01 February 2014. This announcement follows the 5% free IPC bandwidth allowance that was offered by Telkom Wholesale on a temporary...

  • Liquid Telecom is reported to have partnered with Ekinops in a fibre optic enhancement project. (Image source: File)

    Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

    July 4, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

    The Herald reports that Liquid Telecom has partnered with Ekinops, a supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, in connection with a new long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  ...

  • The changing channel – seeing the cloud as an opportunity, not a threat

    January 23, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on The changing channel – seeing the cloud as an opportunity, not a threat

    A depressed economic climate, coupled with the ever-present challenges of shrinking IT budgets, reduced spend and lower margins, are issues which have plagued the channel for many years. More recently the traditional channel has come under threat from the...

  • ITU to consider Facebook-tax

    June 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITU to consider Facebook-tax

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is planning to institute a tax on content-heavy services like Facebook and Netflix, which will effectively see the companies pay for the bandwidth they use outside of the US. “Tabled by lobbyists representing...

  • Absa ticks over online banking record

    March 8, 2012 • Software, Top StoriesComments (3)

    South Africa’s Absa bank today announced that the sum of their online banking transactions hit a record one trillion rand last year. This figure accounts for individual as well as small business online transactions. “For the first time in any calendar...

  • Cloud outlook getting clearer

    March 7, 2012 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud outlook getting clearer

    Unified communications (UC) cloud delivery outlook is getting brighter as bandwidth supply and costs are addressed. By itself, the proposed value of cloud-based computing is compelling. With low upfront investment and predictable on-going costs, cloud offers...

  • East African undersea cables remain unfixed

    March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    It has been three weeks since an underwater cable was damaged off the Kenyan cost, leaving East African companies and businesses frustrated as they await telecom services to return to normal. Chris Wood, WIOCC Chief Executive, called the situation “very...

  • Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    February 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    The Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2), Kenya’s fourth submarine cable, will become fully operational in April this year, the local telecommunications ministry revealed on Thursday. The LION2 cable is a 3000 km line extending from Nyali, via the island...

  • MTN Rwanda blames upgrades for disruptions

    February 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN Rwanda claims upgrades are responsible for local network disruptions. Subscribers have experienced network problems recently due to 3G network upgrades. Responding to complaints about disruptions, MTN re-routed all its traffic, sourcing additional...

  • Telkom increases data caps

    September 26, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (6)

    South Africa’s telecommunication company, Telkom today announced that data caps on its TelkomInternet AllAccess products would be permanently increased at no additional charge. The announcement follows a 3 month free blended data promotion. In July this...

  • AITEC Africa Mozambique countdown begins

    September 20, 2011 • Events, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on AITEC Africa Mozambique countdown begins

    AITEC Africa has assembled  over 40 local and international speakers to make presentations at this year’s ICT Congress to be held in Mozambique. According to the press statement, AITEC Africa, establised in 1987, has been focussed on ICT publishing, event...

  • Enterprise VOIP – how to engineer for the real-world

    July 15, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    South African companies have for many years, shied away from Voice over IP (VOIP) telephony solutions because of our legacy of slow and expensive bandwidth, says Stephen Davies of Connection Telecom. Much has improved over the last two years though. The...

  • Nigerian University gets network infrastructure

    July 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigerian University gets network infrastructure

    Elizade University, a new Nigerian university due to open its campus for student admission into degree programmes, will deploy Layer3 infrastructure to build a comprehensive and converged campus network. “The university requires a single network...

  • Take voice recording to the cloud

    July 7, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    Cloud computing and hosted services are currently taking up a lot of ‘airtime’ as more and less costly bandwidth becomes accessible and companies begin to recognise the benefits of this mode. Conventional wisdom is to first migrate those services...

  • Globacom taking on Nigeria’s internet problems

    June 20, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Globacom taking on Nigeria’s internet problems

    Globacom Nigeria, the country’s second national carrier is set to take competition in bandwidth services to a new level as it plans to offer cheaper prices to internet service providers in Nigeria. With this development, more Nigerian cities will soon be...

  • Internet traffic set to take off

    June 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Internet traffic set to take off

    NETWORKING company, Cisco Systems, predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion; twice the world’s population by 2015. In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) released recently, the...