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Countries with the Highest Internet Adoption Rates Globally

The global internet population has grown by 189 million, or 3.7% year-over-year, reaching an impressive 5.3 billion in October. That means over 65% of the world`s population has internet access. However, the internet adoption rates still significantly vary from...

When Fibre is Down: What is the Difference between your ISP and the area’s FNO?

There has been a notable spike in fibre downtime in areas across the country and this is understandably causing immense frustration among customers. However, Vox CEO Jacques du Toit says it is important that the public understands the difference between...

MetroFibre launches its first Fibre Experience Store in Thembisa

MetroFibre Networx launched its first ‘Fibre Experience’ store in Thembisa today, giving impetus to a major drive by the fibre network operator (FNO) to ensure that fibre connectivity and real fibre speeds reach into and are accessible to underserved...

FNB Taps Vox Telecom to Launch New Fibre Solutions for SA’s SMEs

FNB’s mobile virtual network operator, FNB Connect, has partnered with South African fibre provider Vox Telecom to launch a fibre solution to help SMEs with their telecommunications needs. FNB Connect is also introducing new software vouchers, including Microsoft 365 and...

New Partnership Brings Fibre to Thousands in Namibia’s First Smart City

Paratus Namibia and Ongos Connect have signed a commercial connectivity agreement, confirming that Paratus will be the technology/infrastructure partner to bring fibre connectivity to over 11,000 new residents in Ongos Valley, Namibia’s first smart city development. The agreement is the...

Liquid Eyes Africa’s Largest Tech Markets After $250-Million Boost from IFC

The World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced a new partnership with South African tech group Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) to expand data center capacity and the rollout of fiber-optic cable across the continent. IFC’s equity and debt...

ITA Launches 600 KM High-Speed Fibre Link Between Angola & DRC

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, announced today the launch of its high-speed fibre-optic link connecting Angola to DRC across Noqui (Angola) and Matadi (DRC). The 600-kilometre connection between Luanda and Noqui, with a capacity of up...

MTN is Selling its South African Towers

The MTN Group is set to complete the sale and leaseback of its South African towers by the end of September, while also separating both its fintech and fibre units in an effort to pay down its debts. According to...

Telkom Group CEO to Step Down

Sipho Maseko is expected to step down from his positions as Group CEO as well as executive director of Telkom and its subsidiaries on 30 June 2022. According to Telkom, the process to appoint a successor is "well underway" and...

8 Most Commonly Used Internet Jargon Terms Explained

When it comes to Internet connectivity, it’s important to know the basics, so you can understand what you’re paying for and what you should be getting, but with so much jargon and so many acronyms used to describe Internet...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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