Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) recently began building its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Parkview and Greenside East, and initial speed results from the fibre connections are impressive. DFA is currently rolling out a fibre network capable of delivering Internet connections of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to residents and businesses in the area. A […]
According to Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos, to bring down broadband costs South African network operators have to combine their networks and share resources. Dos Santos has now clarified his comments, saying that he is in favour of consolidation in the market. However, the consolidation should allow small players to stay in the game.
In a significant development, MTN has lodged objections at both communications regulator Icasa and the Competition Commission against Vodacom’s proposed R7bn acquisition of Neotel, putting a potentially big hurdle in the way of the conclusion of the deal. TechCentral has established that MTN has objected to the transfer of Neotel’s spectrum assets to Vodacom, arguing […]
Vodacom has launched its next development in 4G technology, capable of downloading an entire 1Gb movie in less than a minute,this being the first time that this has been achieved on a live mobile network in South Africa using a smartphone. During the test, which was conducted directly on a mobile handset and used carrier […]
Vodacom has announced plans to launch fibre-to-the-business (FTTB) services in South Africa, starting with selected business parks in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban, which will get access to broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps. Vodacom said that its new service means that businesses of all sizes that operate out of business parks will have access […]