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South Africa Internet

How you connect to the Internet in South Africa

When your laptop, tablet, or smartphone connects to the Internet, there are many network components involved. Here is how it all works, and how it can be improved.

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Smart Village

Smart Village cuts broadband prices

Fibre-to-the-home provider Smart Village has reduced the price of its broadband products.

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OpenWeb launches Mobile Static IP service

OpenWeb has launched its Mobile Static IP packages, which offer customers five static public IP addresses over a mobile connection.

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South Africa Internet

South Africa’s big broadband shock

The latest Akamai State of the Internet report shows how far South Africa’s broadband speeds are behind the rest of the world’s.

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South Africa slow broadband

This is why your broadband sucks in South Africa

The reasons for South Africa’s slow and expensive Internet are diverse and complex. Here are some of the biggest culprits.

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e-tv viewers face signal disruption

3 600 viewers along South Africa’s borders face having their television signals disrupted after the country missed an international digital migration deadline.

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Vodacom General

Vodacom has the fastest mobile network in South Africa: ASA

The ASA has said that Vodacom is justified in saying it has South Africa’s best network with the fastest mobile Internet.

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Undersea cables

How South Africa’s international bandwidth problem was solved

These 3 pictures show how South Africa went from an international bandwidth-starved country in 2005 to a position in 2015 where we have more than enough.

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Here is Government’s shareholding in South African telecoms companies

The government has a stake in a number of telecommunications and ICT companies in South Africa, which it wants to use to roll out broadband in the country.

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Fibre cable

City of Joburg to take over 900km fibre broadband network

After multiple delays, Ericsson South Africa has agreed to transfer 900km of fibre to the the City of Joburg.

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