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  • OpenWeb CEO Keoma Wright (image: OpenWeb)

    Read the fine print before signing ADSL contract

    March 17, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Read the fine print before signing ADSL contract

    A new trend is emerging in the ADSL arena, every second Internet Service Provider (ISP) is claiming to offer the fastest, most affordable ADSL. Some of these dubious ISPs even promise clients unshaped ADSL for a couple of hundred rand. OpenWeb CEO Keoma...

  • WAPA Chairperson Mohammad Patel. (Image source: WAPA)

    Wireless Access Providers’ Association responds to ‘South Africa Connect’

    December 9, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Wireless Access Providers’ Association responds to ‘South Africa Connect’

    Members of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association of South Africa (WAPA) are uniquely positioned to assist in the achievement of the progressive broadband policy announced by the Cabinet last week. The aim of the National Broadband Policy, Strategy and...

  • Sipho Maseko, Group Chief Executive Officer at Telkom SA. (Image source: File)

    Telkom SA to invest R12-billion in broadband network

    December 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA to invest R12-billion in broadband network

    Telkom Wholesale and Networks is investing R12 billion in its Next Generation High Speed Broadband Network to ultimately support South Africa’s broadband ecosystem at large. Alphonzo Samuels, Acting Managing Director: Wholesale and Networks, says that free...

  • Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP (image: MWEB)

    SA ISP MWEB signs APN agreement with Cell C

    October 30, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA ISP MWEB signs APN agreement with Cell C

    MWEB has announced the signing of an Access Point Name (APN) agreement with mobile service provider Cell C which will enable the ISP to offer its own customised mobile data packages to MWEB customers as of 29 October 2013. MWEB ISP CEO Derek Hershaw says,...

  • Members of Sudan's civil society are campaigning to have US technology sanctions lifted (Image source: CommsMEA)

    Sudan restores most Internet connections

    September 29, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudan restores most Internet connections

    Sudan’s Internet services has been restored at one of its three major international ISPs, the government reported after it had seen the Internet cut off across the country as a result of riots over the ending of fuel subsidies. The result saw much turmoil...

  • Bentley-Walker satellite infrastructure being delivered to one of the Company's coverage areas. Libya has been announced as another region that will receive broadband satellite services. (Image source: Google/ bentley-walker.com

    Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

    Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to...

  • Mark Simpson, CEO of SEACOM (image: SEACOM)

    SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM’s Remote Peering streamlines African exchange

    SEACOM today launches a new Remote Peering service, a product which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering...

  • Jakaya kikwete

    Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

    August 5, 2013 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Tanzania’s Finance Bill stymie Internet growth?

    Amendments to Tanzania’s recently passed Finance Bill 2013 has ushered in a 14,5% excise duty on all mobile airtime, mobile services, as well as landline and wireless telecommunication services. According to research Tanzanians will have to fork out more...

  • Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

    May 7, 2013 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

    Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless...

  • Liquid Telecom’s KDN extends fibre network to Tanzania

    April 24, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom’s KDN extends fibre network to Tanzania

    Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has announced that it has extended its fibre network into Tanzania and will be the first operator to connect the East African capitals of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Kigali on a single fibre network. The new 120km fibre link...

  • Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    April 10, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Liquid Telecom strengthens East African fibre network

    Liquid Telecom has announced significant improvements to its fibre network along the East African coast which have already reduced congestion, improved connectivity and resulted in the lowest latency rates on the African continent. Since its acquisition of...

  • AccessKenya targets 8% revenue growth

    March 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AccessKenya targets 8% revenue growth

    The Star in Nairobi reports that Kenyan Internet Service Provider, AccessKenya is looking to leverage off its investment in fiber infrastructure to attain a projected 8% growth in revenue. According to the report the company anticipates a growth from Sh1.9...

  • WAN optimisation allows ISPs to step away from bandwidth pricing wars

    November 13, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on WAN optimisation allows ISPs to step away from bandwidth pricing wars

    With more competition in the South African bandwidth market, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are finding it harder to differentiate their companies and are being forced into deals with lower margins simply to retain their existing customers. The only way...

  • Datanet Uganda, DiviCloud join forces for lease capacity

    November 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Datanet Uganda, DiviCloud join forces for lease capacity

    Uganda’s largest privately-owned commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP) Datanet has announced that it has selected DiViNetworks to lease capacity in an effort to boost services and enable users to have more data. The ISP will now use the DiViCloud...

  • Good response to broadband pilot – Telkom SA

    October 26, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Good response to broadband pilot – Telkom SA

    In South Africa Telkom Internet has reported an overwhelming response from qualifying customers to participate in its high speed broadband pilot. Earlier this month Telkom Internet invited its customers already using the 4/10 Mbps broadband access product...

  • SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

    September 14, 2012 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

    KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city this week flipped the switch on the brand-new Durban Internet Exchange (DINX), complementing the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX), currently the largest two Internet exchange...