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Posts Tagged ‘Wi-Fi’

  • International Roaming Rates

    Mobile Roaming versus Wi-Fi Connectivity: What are the risks?

    May 18, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Whether you are travelling throughout Africa, or globally, you may be considering activating your mobile roaming services with your mobile operator of choice. While mobile roaming services are indeed a blessing, especially when it comes to staying in contact...

  • Michael Fletcher (2)

    Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

    September 30, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

    With LTE (4G) cellular gaining momentum and operators starting to push entry-level smartphones across Africa, consumers across the continent are in a great position to benefit from the connected world. However, what does the increase in data demand mean for...

  • e-learning

    Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    July 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    According to research conducted by Ambient Insight, South Africa is said to be one of the most dynamic e-Learning markets in Africa, where over the last two years, many countries across Africa have embarked on new initiatives to integrate learning technology...

  • The Western Cape government’s free Wi-Fi pilot project was announced in March this year (image: Wandermelon.com)

    10 African cities with free Wi-Fi

    April 22, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African cities with free Wi-Fi

    If Internet use proliferates in Africa at the rate mobile phones did in the early 2000s, the continent stands to add as much as $300 billion to its economic growth by 2025, a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute has found. While most internet...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa (image: Ruckus)

    Thank you for the Wi-Fi

    March 4, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Thank you for the Wi-Fi

    The good news is that Wi-Fi is finally taking its rightful place in the industry. The bad news – not all Wi-Fi is made equal. This is the sentiment of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly...

  • A panoramic view of Nakuru County in Kenya (image: Wikimedia)

    Kenyans get free Wi-Fi

    February 13, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyans get free Wi-Fi

    Kenya’s Nakuru County Government and the State House Digital communications office, have teamed up to provide free Wi-Fi to residents in the county for at least a month. The project was launched in partnership with Infonet Africa, and reportedly cost...

  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    Free Wi-Fi areas for South Africans – Zuma

    January 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Free Wi-Fi areas for South Africans – Zuma

    South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma unveiled the African National Congress’s 2014 election manifesto in Nelspruit, South Africa over the weekend. During the event President Zuma announced that the ruling party would endeavour to provide the nation with...

  • Internet Solutions and AlwaysOn launched the first of many carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions at Cradlestone Mall (image: GetIt Online)

    Mogale City mall gets SA’s first carrier-grade Wi-Fi

    November 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mogale City mall gets SA’s first carrier-grade Wi-Fi

    South Africans are set to experience the next evolution in mobile connectivity, as Internet Solutions and AlwaysOn launched the first of many carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions at Cradlestone Mall this month. With plans to roll-out nationwide to other key...

  • WirelessG CEO, Carel van der Merwe. (Image source: WirelessG)

    Vodacom SA, WirelessG in exclusive Wi-Fi partnership

    November 13, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom SA, WirelessG in exclusive Wi-Fi partnership

    WirelessG has been appointed as the exclusive provider of Wi-Fi data products to Vodacom South Africa, for purposes of Vodacom bundling G-Connect Wi-Fi data solutions. Vodacom will offer these bundled products through its retail distribution network. The...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa. (Image source: Ruckus Wireless)

    Leveraging Wi-Fi to meet demand for broadband in Africa

    November 12, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Wi-Fi to meet demand for broadband in Africa

    The prevalence of Wi-Fi in Africa and around the world is increasing, with more and more mobile operators looking to deploy it as part of their overall networks, according to Ruckus Wireless, Inc., an exhibitor at this year’s AfricaCom, running from 12...

  • Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

    Cisco has mobile data traffic solution for Kenya

    October 18, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco has mobile data traffic solution for Kenya

    With the anticipated increase in mobile data volume and subsequent pressure on regional mobile operators, Mobile operators in Kenya could ease mobile data traffic and effectively support 3G, LTE and HSPA networks by offloading mobile data traffic to Wi-Fi....

  • Shane Chorley, Vox Telecom: Executive Head of Network and Operations (image: Vox)

    Why not all Wi-Fis are created equal

    October 17, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Why not all Wi-Fis are created equal

    Although Wi-Fi technology has become part and parcel of the average office’s connectivity, only a select few are able to distinguish a good router from the bad. Plugging a standard, off-shelf router into your office connection might provide access – but...

  • Ellis Park Stadium has become the first public Wi-Fi enabled stadium hotspot in South Africa. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

    South Africa gets first Wi-Fi-enabled stadium

    October 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa gets first Wi-Fi-enabled stadium

    South Africa’s Golden Lions Rugby Union in partnership with internet provider WirelessG (G-Connect) announced today that in preparation for this weekend’s rugby test between the South African Springboks and New Zealand, Ellis Park Stadium has become the...

  • Greg de Chasteauneuf, innovation and technology manager, Enterprise Mobility at Internet Solutions. (Image source: Internet Solutions)

    The everywhere, everything network

    October 1, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on The everywhere, everything network

    When futurists and technologists talk of ubiquitous computing, many paint a utopian picture of always-on connectivity from anywhere, on any device. The possibilities when this idealistic technological capability eventually becomes reality are seemingly...

  • Martin Ferreira, Executive Head: Technology and Operations, Jasco Carrier. (Image source: Jasco Carrier)

    New Wi-Fi standard to drive up traffic

    August 26, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on New Wi-Fi standard to drive up traffic

    The latest emerging wireless standard from the IEEE, the 802.11ac, promises unprecedented Gigabit connectivity with a host of new possibilities for application-based services. However, this will impact Tier 1 carriers as the new capabilities and high speeds...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa (image: Ruckus)

    Wi-Fi is an answer for Africa

    August 19, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Wi-Fi is an answer for Africa

    Across Africa demands are changing, access models are changing and consumers are blurring the lines between corporate and personal spaces – becoming more vocal in terms of what they want, says Ruckus Wireless, Inc. And what they want is access. With more...