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Biggest South African tech stories of 2014

2014 was an exciting year in the South African IT and telecommunications market – here are some of the biggest stories from the past twelve months

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Telkom's new brand

Telkom 150Mbps LTE Advanced live in more suburbs

Telkom’s new super-fast LTE Advanced network is now live in five more suburbs in Gauteng, Cape Town, and KwaZulu-Natal

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Absa glitch

Absa Internet banking outage

Absa has confirmed an outage on its digital banking platforms

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Broadband shootout: highest speeds in South Africa

The latest speed test results reveal the highest peak broadband download speeds in South Africa

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Uber Kalahari

Kalahari UberSleigh brings Christmas shopping to you

Kalahari and Uber have teamed up to offer Capetonians a service that brings Christmas shopping to them

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Top 10 Android devices: performance, gaming, and battery life

Futuremark has released a list of the best performing Android devices for gaming, everyday tasks, and battery life

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South Africa now more unequal than under apartheid: report

The South African government has been content to allow mobile cellular and broadband prices to remain among the highest in the world, the Web Index report states

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BPG: new image format to replace JPG

Fabrice Bellard has developed a new image format called BPG (Better Portable Graphics), with the aim of replacing JPG

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New draft radio spectrum regulations released

Icasa has issue revised draft radio frequency spectrum regulations for public comment

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Free voice calls, movie streaming on Tshwane Wi-Fi network

The City of Tshwane is set to launch movie streaming and a free voice over IP service on its Wi-Fi network

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Staff Writer

MyBroadband’s Staff Writer is directly plugged into the South African Internet backbone, and spits out press releases and other news as he receives it. He is believed to be close friends with The Stig and The Architect of The Matrix.


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