•  
  • Sign Up
 

broadband latest news


South Africa’s best ADSL bundle deals are affordable

With the popularity of ADSL connections in SA, bundle deals for 2Mbps and 4Mbps have become eminently more affordable.

Read Article

Check out the new 'C-Fibre' uncapped prices

Cell-C has launched an exciting new fibre-to-the-home service and plans to extend it's fibre reach dramatically.

Read Article

7 Ways That Satellites Have Improved Our Lives

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, we’ve decided to take a look at how another important piece of space technology has improved our lives. Satellites have changed the ways in which we exchange information, predict natural occurrences and how we communicate with one another. Check out the list below for a more indepth look at how satellites have improved our lives.

Read Article

Who is South Africa's Best ISP?

Users struggle regularly when looking for a decent internet service provider, with each of them offering the best service at the most affordable rates. Which of them live up to their promises, if any? Read below to get the full picture on South African internet service providers.

Read Article

The Best Broadband Suburbs In South Africa

Broadband internet has taken South Africa by storm, with options like wireless or fibre optical connections being made available all over the country. However, some suburbs have faster and better broadband connection than others.

Read Article

South Africa's Best Internet Service Provider Goes To...

Cell C, Telkom, MTN or Vodacom? Find out whose the best internet service provider in South Africa.

Read Article

Rural South Africa To Get Free Wi-Fi

Rural Eastern Cape is about to get high-speed internet service through a dedicated wi-fi connection.

Read Article

Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet

Nothing has revolutionised the word of computers and communications like the invention of the internet. A large percentage of the world’s entire population uses the internet every single day, without realising the sheer magnitude of its networking structure, or the amount of data that gets processed every second. To put it into perspective, here are some mind blowing facts about the internet today.

Read Article

The Most Pointless Websites on the Internet

Sometimes useless sights have the most entertainment value. We’ve found some of the most useless, yet oddly entertaining and satisfying pages out there.

Read Article

Zim Launches Own Social Media Network

Zimbabwe now has its own social media network, Wangu, that operates along the same lines as popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook.

Read Article

Netflix's New T&C'S Could Be The End For South African VPN Viewers

Anybody who accesses video on demand service Netflix in South Africa has to make use of some kind of work-around in order to catch up on their favourite hows.

Read Article

Upping the Ante on Social Media

We are so proud of our "boytjie" Trevor Noah for taking over from Jon Stewart as the late-night television host on Comedy Central. 'The Daily Show' is one of the most prestigious television host spots in the US and Noah will become the first African ever as well as the youngest ever.

Read Article

Government chooses Telkom to roll out broadband in rural areas

During the State of the Nation Address in Parliament last month, President Jacob Zuma announced government’s decision to award Telkom as the “lead agency” to roll out broadband in South Africa’s rural areas. The JSE-listed telecommunications utility, Telkom welcomed the announcement, after both the utility and state-owned Broadband Infraco had been lobbying to run the project.

Read Article

Google To Offer Its Own Wireless Network

Google has confirmed that it will enter the wireless carrier business in a small-scale effort. The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress event that was held in Barcelona.

Read Article

E-Waste: What a Disgrace!

In today’s society, we upgrade our cellphones, laptops and other gadgets on a fairly regular basis. But what becomes of our old devices when we replace them?

Read Article

Fibre-to-the-Home is Well Underway

Telkom has launched its fibre-to-the-home plan, and many South African suburbs already have access to the new internet technology. The light technology has been rolled out as an alternative to the old copper cables, making the whole system more efficient.

Read Article

Parliament's Signal Jammer Sabotages Media Freedom at SONA 2015

Shortly before President Jacob Zuma could deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) speech last week, journalists discovered that they could not file their stories as there was no cellphone reception within the National Assembly.

Read Article

The Internet of Things and Our Digital Lives

The internet is no longer a space that we visit on a computer to communicate with each other, but it is also a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them.

Read Article

The Globalisation of the African Continent

Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year.

Read Article

Five Data Trends That Won’t Change in 2015

As everyone begins making their New Year’s resolutions for 2015, Qlik®, (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery highlights what’s in store for business intelligence in 2015.

Read Article

Click n Compare: the Place to Buy Broadband & Lots More

Click n Compare, a South African-based comparison Website has been a player in the online industry for just over a year now. Having previously worked to build Zando.co.za (South Africa’s leading online fashion store) from the ground to where it is today, in just a couple of years,the founders decided to create a company, based on the lead-generation model, within the South African tech market.

Read Article

Get Ready for the 24/7 South African Social Media Role

Very few jobs actually involve 24/7 input - even hard news is usually covered in shorter shifts, with smaller companies choosing not to man their newsfeeds in slower times. But this can't continue to be the case for those who work in social media...

Read Article

What South Africans Searched for in 2014

Former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa tops the list of trending overall searches on Google by South Africans in 2014.

Read Article

Top 3 Broadband Picks, According to Our Graphic Designer

These days, everyone needs access to the Internet. These are the best deals you can rely on this festive season.

Read Article

W Cape Broadband Details Emerge

The Western Cape government has updated timelines for the deployment of its broadband initiative. But it says it’s still on track to become one of the most connected provinces in South Africa.

Read Article

Increased Mobile Internet Penetration Rates Boost Demand for Public Wi-Fi

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of Public Wi-Fi in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that high mobile internet penetration rates in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya offer huge opportunities for Wi-Fi vendors.

Read Article

Free Wi-Fi trumps sleep for SA travellers

Two-thirds of South African travellers want mandatory free Wi-Fi at the country’s airports, a new survey shows.

Read Article

Tshwane connects millions with free Wi-Fi

The City of Tshwane is racing ahead with its public Wi-Fi service with the launch of the second phase of the project which will see an increase to over 200 internet hotspots.

Read Article

Pretoria schools get free Wi-Fi

Project Isizwe has deployed its infrastructure to 213 schools around Pretoria.

Read Article

Mobile operators slash calls rates – again

Cell C and MTN have taken a knife to prepaid call rates once again, chopping prices to as little as 29c/minute.

Read Article

Fixed Internet to trump mobile in SA

Although South Africa is seen as a mobile-first country, fixed-line and Wi-Fi connections will carry nearly two-thirds of Internet protocol traffic by 2018, new research claims.

Read Article

Telkom unveils FTTH plans, lists suburbs

Telkom will roll out fibre to the home at speeds of 100Mbit/s to a range of suburbs in four South African cities, its CEO, Sipho Maseko, announced on Friday.

Read Article

Vumatel eyes billions for SA home fibre

Vumatel, the fibre-to-the-home start-up that has won a contract to build a home broadband network in Parkhurst, could spend as much as R3bn in the next few years rolling out home fibre to as many as 200 000 homes in 100 suburbs across South Africa.

Read Article

Minibus taxis to get free Wi-Fi

Taxi organisation Santaco will unveil plans this Thursday to fit minibus taxis across the country with Wi-Fi equipment that will allow commuters to access the Internet free of charge.

Read Article

MTN Buys Controlling Stake in Afrihost

The mobile operator has agreed to buy a controlling 50% stake for an undisclosed sum.

Read Article

Fibre Broadband Will Boost SA Home Values

Property developers and estate agents in South Africa do not understand the benefits of fibre. It is going to take a huge effort to get them to realise that home fibre translates into real money.

Read Article

Cyber Crime Syndicate Arrested in Pretoria

An international cyber crime syndicate was exposed this week, with 12 people arrested on South African soil, officials said on Wednesday.

Read Article

WiFi For Everyone! NYC Is Turning 7,000 Old Pay Phones Into WiFi HotSpots

New York City is planning to put its rotting pay phones to good use by turning them into a massive WiFi network to supply Internet access.

Read Article

Finally, Fibre To The Home

Mobile operators look set to deliver on what Telkom should’ve/would’ve/could’ve for years.

Read Article

MTN Reveals Fibre-To-The-Home Plans

MTN has lifted the lid on plans to build fibre-to-the-home broadband in South Africa, possibly signalling the start of a race among operators to offer gated communities and upmarket suburbs next-generation broadband speeds.

Read Article

Vodacom Readying Fibre-To-The-Home

Vodacom says it is actively rolling out fibre in business parks, while the group is also preparing to do the same in gated communities.

Read Article

Cape Town Signs Up Broadband Partners

The city has concluded the first agreements with private-sector service providers keen to use its fibre-optic network.

Read Article

Google Acquires Drone Maker to Spread Internet

Google plans to extend Internet connectivity across unreachable areas through the use of drones created by a company they have just acquired.

Read Article

Wholesale and Retail Business Split Forces Telkom to Play Nice

A new ruling by the Competition Tribunal will force Telkom to split their retail and wholesale business.

Read Article

MWEB Customers Join the Wi-Fi Global Revolution

MWEB brings their customers the free benefits of an exclusive partnership with Wi-Fi revolutionist, Fon.

Read Article


Quick Links

Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced this week
Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.
Dlamini claims SA can survive on R753 a month
According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.
South Africa’s economic fate is in the hands of ratings agency
South Africans will be holding their breath as the country’s credit rating is announced later today.
South Africa’s (Potential) Credit Rating Downgrade
In June, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will make its decision on whether to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating to junk status or not.
Consumers saved by the National Credit Amendment Act
Are you stuck with debt older than three years? Thanks to the National Credit Amendment Act, debt that are prescribed are no longer legal to collect.
Ponzi Schemes explained
Have you ever come across an “Investment plan” that promises extremely high returns per year, guaranteed? Chances are you will lose your money.