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‘Illegal Cables’ Scupper R1bn Broadband Project
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Due to a second network of fibre-optic cables was illegally laid out in the trenches dug for the city’s networks, the city of Joburg has terminated a R1 billion broadband project. According to a report by the city of Johannesburg, this was among the reasons the council had terminated the contract with Ericsson, CitiConnect Communications […]

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CES 2015: Huawei Showcases Its Latest Releases and Presents HiLink Solution
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CES 2015 was the venue chosen by Huawei to showcase their latest releases on smartphones, wearables, tablets, mobile terminals and local access, smart home and modules for vehicles, and to announce what will be its bet in the mobile Internet, HiLink. During the presentation, Richard Yu, Huawei CEO of the business unit consumption, reviewed the […]

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EE Claims That It Gained 5.7 Million 4G Customers in 2014
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UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has announced that it gained more than 5.7 million new customers to its 4G network throughout 2014. The figure includes 1.7 million added in the last two months of 2014, and takes EE’s 4G customer base to 7.7 million, beating its year-end target of six million. The company stated that it […]

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2015 A Big Year For Wireless in South Africa: Wapa
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The South African Wireless Access Providers’ Association (Wapa) has put its head on the chopping block and offered a few predictions for what the local wireless industry should expect during 2015. “Predictions are notoriously difficult,” Wapa said, adding that it had focused on the trends impacting the wireless industry.

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Twisted Light Beams Are Coming And They Will Boost Your Internet Speed
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Now scientists are exploring a new way of transmitting data through using “twisted” light beams. The light waves in these beams form helical patterns – similar to the structure of DNA – rotating about a central axis. Because this is different from the standard light beam used for communication, twisted light could be a new […]

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TalkTalk Buys Blinkbox, Tesco Broadband and Telephone Customers To Switch Over Too
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After weeks of speculation, TalkTalk has acquired the Blinkbox movie streaming service from Tesco for an alleged £5 million. Tesco broadband and fixed telephone customers will also be switching over to the TalkTalk service. The statement from TalkTalk doesn’t reveal the amount paid, but speculation elsewhere puts it in the lower millions. The debt accrued […]

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