liquid intelligent technologies

  1. Jan

    New Wi-Fi hotspot every two days in the Western Cape

    Western Cape government launches new Wi-Fi hotspot every two days The Democratic Alliance has announced that the Western Cape provincial government has rolled out 1,302 free public Wi-Fi hotspots since 2015. This figure was revealed during a meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's...
  2. Jan

    Western Cape and US to sign deal for R20 million public Wi-Fi study

    Western Cape R20 million free public Wi-Fi study The Western Cape Premier, US Consul General, and US Trade Agency's regional director for sub-Saharan Africa will sign a R20 million broadband feasibility study agreement on Tuesday, 3 May 2022. According to the Western Cape government, the...
  3. Jan

    Icasa ICT sectory report - how much South African operators spent on their networks

    These charts show how much money South Africa's operators spend on their networks South African operators' investments in their networks have gradually declined over the past four years, with spending totalling R47.6 billion in 2017, compared with R34 billion in 2021. This is according to...
  4. Jan

    Liquid acquires fibre pair on Equiano

    South African network operator lands capacity on Google's undersea cable Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced that it acquired a fibre pair on Google's Equiano subsea cable. The fibre pair will allow it to transport traffic up to 12 Tbps and bring a much-needed increase in...
  5. Jan

    Mobile operators bid R14.5 billion on spectrum auction

    Spectrum auction winners announced — Vodacom and MTN to spend R5 billion each The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced the conclusion of the much-anticipated high-demand radio frequency spectrum auction. The auction involved six qualified bidders: Cell C...
  6. Jan

    Spectrum auction could run for weeks - over R8 billion bid so far

    South Africa's mobile networks have bid over R8 billion in spectrum auction The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that South Africa’s mobile network operators have already bid R8 billion in its radio frequency spectrum auction. Icasa also confirmed that...
  7. Jan

    Rain and Telkom win spectrum in Opt-In Auction round

    Rain and Telkom the first spectrum winners — blow R2.7 billion Rain and Telkom were the first winners in South Africa’s radio frequency spectrum auction, and Cell C the first loser. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) kicked off its spectrum auction on Tuesday with...
  8. Jan

    Icasa issues brief on spectrum auction kicking off on Tuesday, 8 March

    South Africa's R8 billion 4G and 5G spectrum auction starts tomorrow — what to expect The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has issued a brief summarising the process being followed for its auction of sought-after radio frequency spectrum, which kicks off on Tuesday...
  9. Jan

    Billionaire Econet founder retires from company he founded

    Strive Masiyiwa retires from Econet Zimbabwean telecommunications billionaire and founder of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Ltd., Strive Masiyiwa has retired from the company he started almost three decades ago to pursue new opportunities. The “vision caster” has moved on, Douglas Mboweni, chief...
  10. Jan

    Icasa announces all operators that applied for spectrum qualified for auction

    These are the 6 mobile operators that qualify for South Africa's network capacity auction The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced that all six mobile network operators that applied for new radio frequency spectrum have qualified to participate in its auction...
  11. Jan

    South Africa promises 10GB free data to every household

    10GB free data for every South African household Government will provide 10GB of free data to every South African household, similar to the allocation of basic municipal water and electricity services, communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has promised. Indigent households qualify for...
  12. Jan

    Andrew Alston appointed to Internet Engineering Steering Group

    South African joins Internet Engineering Task Force steering group African Internet industry luminary Andrew Alston has been appointed to the Internet Engineering Steering Group. The IESG is a body that provides leadership for the Internet Engineering Task Force in various technical matters.
  13. Jan

    Neotel execs should be investigated for allegedly paying R75.57 million in bribes to Guptas

    Neotel, now Liquid SA, paid R75.57 million to Gupta front company for corrupt contracts Telecommunications provider Neotel, which now operates as Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa, and several of its former employees should be investigated by law enforcement for suspected bribes of...
  14. Jan

    Icasa received six spectrum applications by deadline

    Six network operators apply for 4G and 5G network capacity Cell C MTN Vodacom Telkom Rain Networks Liquid Intelligent Technologies
  15. Jan

    Companies that control South African telecoms - Competition Commission report

    These are the companies that control South Africa's Internet Vumatel has grown to become a dominant player in fibre-to-the-home, while Telkom's Openserve division continues to dominate when it comes to national long-distance fibre in South Africa. Vodacom and MTN remain the most dominant...
  16. Jan

    Icasa hands out new temporary spectrum to Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Cell C, Rain, and Liquid

    South Africa's cellular networks get new temporary spectrum The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has issued temporary licences for radio frequency spectrum to six of South Africa's wireless network operators. Icasa said in a statement on Friday that the provisional...
  17. Jan

    Icasa reveals temporary spectrum solution - networks must reapply

    South Africa's cellular networks must reapply for temporary spectrum The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that it will reassign temporary radio frequency spectrum given to cellular network operators at the start of South Africa's Covid-19 epidemic...
  18. Jan

    Icasa to present solution to temporary spectrum mess

    What happened at "classified" meeting with South African cellular networks A solution to the temporary spectrum stand-off between industry regulator Icasa and South Africa's cellular network operators is expected this week.
  19. Jan

    R3.77-billion for fibre and data centre expansion in Africa

    R3.77-billion for fibre and data centre expansion in Africa Liquid Intelligent Technologies has partnered with the International Finance Corporation to expand its data centre capacity and increase fibre cable rollouts in Africa.
  20. Jan

    Why Rain is the only mobile operator that wants Icasa to take back temporary spectrum

    All mobile operators want to keep temporary spectrum — except one It is easy to understand the battle around temporary spectrum — just follow the money.