Articles by Jan Vermeulen

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Truth behind Telkom ADSL mess

Delays in the provisioning of IPC and congested exchanges are causing problems all across South Africa’s ADSL network

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DStv Android tablet in the works: sources

MultiChoice is working on an Android tablet with features to work around the cost of broadband in South Africa

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Digital TV in SA faces further setback: SACF

South Africa could still honour the ITU deadline for digital migration, if everything goes perfectly.

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Digital TV decoders in SA must all support encryption: SACF

The South African Communications Forum called a press conference to address what it says is a “wrong view” on Cabinet’s DTT set-top box decision

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Free HIV vaccine gets hackathon, SA help

A non-profit project to develop a vaccine for HIV has called for the help of geeks around the world, with clinical trials planned in SA later


Internet pirate arrest: did Safact break the law?

There has been speculation that Safact broke Rica provisions to trace a man accused of distributing copyrighted content illegally

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One-way trip to Mars: an SA boytjie’s dream

A short-listed Mars One candidate from South Africa speaks about what motivated him to volunteer for the one-way mission

Mars One settlement pods artist impression (credit Mars One and Bryan Versteeg)

Mars One human colony mission: SA in top 10

South Africa is in the top 10 countries for the number of candidates in the running to be part of Mars One’s mission to settle humans on Mars

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Potential NSA spying on SA networks

Revelations that the NSA has tapped the SEA-Me-We–4 undersea cable has raised questions about the implications for SA networks

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Telkom Internet ADSL problems: permanent fix on the way

A permanent solution to problems on Telkom Internet’s ADSL network is in the works, the company has promised

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Jan Vermeulen

Jan Vermeulen is the senior technology journalist at MyBroadband. After receiving a Computer Engineering degree at the University of Pretoria he worked at SAAB’s Civil Security division as an engineer and developer. He then moved to MyBroadband to pursue a career that combined his interest in technology and his love of writing.


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