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Posts Tagged ‘Networks’

  • MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom's 4G Roaming service

    Liquid Telecom connects Cape to Cairo with the “One Africa” broadband network

    September 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Cape to Cairo with the “One Africa” broadband network

    Durban recently played host to the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference, one of the largest events of its kind on the African continent and hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Post of the Republic of South Africa. Among many of the significant...

  • Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

    Ericsson strengthens end-to-end transport solutions for 5G

    September 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson strengthens end-to-end transport solutions for 5G

    With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding best-in-class transport technologies from Juniper Networks and ECI...

  • 5G uptake even faster than expected-Mobility Report

    5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

    June 15, 2018 • ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on 5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

    Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November...

  • Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

    Telkom considers getting rid of 2G network

    May 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom considers getting rid of 2G network

    South African telecoms operator, Telkom, strongly considers switching off its 2G network in favor of putting more emphasis on its 3G, 4G/LTE, and later 5G networks. This is according to CEO Sipho Maseko, who was speaking at the group’s annual results...

  • While fibre has revolutionised connectivity for billions of people across the world, working with fibre optics requires a different skill set than traditional copper cables.

    Connecting Africa: challenges and solutions for evolving networks

    April 25, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Connecting Africa: challenges and solutions for evolving networks

    As the world’s second largest and most populous continent, Africa offers an abundance of untapped resources, which is one of the reasons it has drawn attention from big tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon. Yet until now, most of Africa’s half a...

  • The road to 5G and challenges ahead

    Building 5G on the Foundation of 600 Global LTE Networks

    April 24, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Building 5G on the Foundation of 600 Global LTE Networks

    The nearly 600 LTE networks worldwide will form the mobile broadband foundation to the next generation – 5G wireless technology. 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, and RCR Wireless News announced the...

  • Affordable fibre monitoring that can cut network OPEX costs

    Affordable fibre monitoring that can cut network OPEX costs

    April 19, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Affordable fibre monitoring that can cut network OPEX costs

    Jasco Carrier Solutions new proactive in-service fibre network monitoring offering will break the cost deadlock that has put these solutions out of reach of any but the largest network providers. It measures the integrity of a fibre plant in real time, allows...

  • SDN enables today’s business cases

    SDN enables today’s business cases

    November 7, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on SDN enables today’s business cases

    Computer networks are the heart of modern communication, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is considered a revolution in terms of how today’s networks are designed, built and operated. “SDNs are far more agile than the LANs and WANs of the past. Their...

  • How consumers can take control of their mobile content

    October 25, 2017 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How consumers can take control of their mobile content

    Consumers can take control of their mobile content selection by correctly configuring their cellular network subscription services and by learning more about the structure of the mobile industry. “Taking charge of one’s own mobile content options can be...

  • Networks will cost 50% less in the next five years

    July 3, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Networks will cost 50% less in the next five years

    Future networks will cost about half of what traditional networks cost today. They will require a smaller capital investment to roll out, and will be cheaper to operate because they’ll be easier to manage, provide unified access, and require less power and...

  • Networks will cost 50% less in the next five years

    June 26, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Networks will cost 50% less in the next five years

    Future networks will cost about half of what traditional networks cost today. They will require a smaller capital investment to roll out, and will be cheaper to operate because they’ll be easier to manage, provide unified access, and require less power and...

  • Networks lag in the digital world

    March 22, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Networks lag in the digital world

    It’s a digital world, with technology driving every aspect of our lives – from the way we communicate and work, to the way we make purchases. As technology evolves, so do our expectations of what it can do for us, how we can use it, and how our service...

  • Networks essential to driving hyper-connectivity – Telkom SA’

    September 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Networks essential to driving hyper-connectivity – Telkom SA’

    The network matters now like it has never mattered before – and will play a critical role in effectively addressing social inequalities and the realisation of a hyper-connected world. This is the view of Karl Bream, Vice President and Senior Partner of...

  • Beaming with hope – satellite industry gaining traction in Africa

    May 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Beaming with hope – satellite industry gaining traction in Africa

    Satellite technology, it seems, is thriving on the continent and is gaining popularity as a credible, cost-effective means of connectivity in Africa. This is one of the key messages to emerge from SATCOM Africa 2012. The satellite communication conference and...

  • Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    March 28, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    While connectivity in South Africa has traditionally been very expensive, prices are beginning to drop and caps are being lifted due to improved infrastructure and availability, making broadband more affordable than before. While SA trails behind most of the...

  • Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    November 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    New report from Ericsson says mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold between 2011 and 2016, mainly driven by video. •          Mobile broadband subscriptions grew by 60 percent in one year and are expected to grow from 900 million in 2011 to almost...