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  1. Jan

    Suveer Ramdhani's journey from Seacom to BluNOVA - and his tech choices

    Suveer Ramdhani — From building Seacom to creating a new AI engine Former Seacom executive Suveer Ramdhani is one of South Africa's unsung heroes who played a pivotal role in making uncapped broadband possible. Ramdhani's professional journey started at Eskom as a project manager after...
  2. Jan

    EOH selling Network Solutions and Hymax to Seacom for R145 million

    Seacom buying Network Solutions and Hymax for R145 million EOH has announced that it concluded agreements to divest from its Network Solutions business and sell the entire issued share capital of Hymax to Seacom for R144.9 million. The company said the transaction’s proceeds would mainly be...
  3. Jan

    SEACOM profit plummets 77%

    SEACOM is suffering SEACOM's profit plummeted by 77% because of increased operational costs and unfavourable unrealised forex losses. Remgro revealed details about SEACOM's poor financial performance in its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2021. Remgro owns a 30% stake in...
  4. Jan

    Seacom announces 100 Gig Ethernet upgrade

    Seacom upgrades IP network with 100Gbps Ethernet Seacom has upgraded IP transit services on its network with 100Gbps Ethernet technology.
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Impressive turnaround for Seacom

    Impressive turnaround for Seacom Remgro released its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2021, which revealed that Seacom improved its headline earnings by 360% over the last year. Seacom is best known for launching Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the continent’s...
  6. W

    Wondernet Youtube peformance?

    Anyone here using Wondernet (Seacom, Macrolan)? After upgrading to 1000/100mbps I started streaming Youtube in 4k since I have a ridiculous speed for 1 user. Since then (quite a few weeks) there are times (usually around 7pm) where they have trouble giving a smooth stream. I have seen 1080p...
  7. J

    New top management at Seacom

    New top management at Seacom Seacom has recently announced that Prenesh Padayachee has been appointed as the company’s new Group Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Padayachee is a South African telecoms veteran who was previously served as Internet Solutions’ CTO and Telkom Openserve’s chief sales...
  8. J

    SEACOM appoints new CEO

    SEACOM appoints new CEO SEACOM has announced that Byron Clatterbuck has resigned from his position as CEO and will be replaced by Oliver Fortuin. Clatterbuck joined SEACOM in 2012 as chief commercial officer and became group CEO in February 2015. He will end his tenure with the company on 31...
  9. J

    Fight between SEACOM and Cloud Innovation over Internet routes

    Fight between SEACOM and Cloud Innovation over Internet routes A fight has erupted between SEACOM and another network operator when SEACOM discovered that one of its network numbers was being used by an Internet service provider from Manila in the Philippines. The dispute involves an...
  10. J

    Why SEACOM launched a consumer ISP

    Why SEACOM launched a consumer ISP SEACOM recently unveiled WonderNet, a consumer fibre ISP. WonderNet will offer uncapped and unthrottled fibre products with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 1Gbps, which will not be subject to a fair usage policy or contention ratios, said SEACOM.
  11. J

    WonderNet vs Afrihost, Supersonic, Cool Ideas - Uncapped fibre prices

    WonderNet vs Afrihost, Supersonic, Cool Ideas - Uncapped fibre prices SEACOM recently launched a new consumer fibre Internet service provider called WonderNet. SEACOM said it has developed a digital platform for the ISP, which will go live in May 2020 when it launches its commercial services.
  12. J

    SEACOM launches consumer fibre ISP

    SEACOM launches consumer fibre ISP SEACOM has launched a new consumer fibre Internet service provider, called WonderNet. The ISP will offer uncapped and unthrottled fibre products with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.
  13. J

    Shunt faults on Seacom and WACS - What it means for South Africa

    Shunt faults on Seacom and WACS - What it means for South Africa There are shunt faults on the Seacom and WACS submarine cable systems which will require downtime to repair. A shunt fault occurs in submarine cables when the cable insulation becomes damaged and causes a short circuit as the...
  14. J

    SEACOM accused of breaking its promises to ISPs

    SEACOM accused of breaking its promises to ISPs Industry players have accused SEACOM of breaking its promises to its partners and turning its back on its initial goal of liberating the South African telecommunications market. These accusations follow SEACOM’s decision to implement a new...
  15. J

    SEACOM - "Blatant extortion and a cover-up"

    SEACOM - "Blatant extortion and a cover-up" ISPs have criticised SEACOM’s decision to stop its open peering policy, saying that it takes the industry back to days when Telkom and Internet Solutions refused to peer with service providers. SEACOM recently reviewed its open peering policy and has...
  16. J

    SEACOM brings PoP node to Bloemfontein

    SEACOM brings PoP node to Bloemfontein SEACOM today announced that its new point-of-presence (PoP) node in Bloemfontein is now online. Businesses in and around Bloemfontein can benefit from a wider range of Enterprise solutions through “uncontended, unthrottled SEACOM internet connectivity...
  17. J

    SEACOM's new peering policy cuts off ISPs

    SEACOM's new peering policy cuts off ISPs SEACOM has implemented a new peering policy which prevents many South African Internet service providers (ISPs) from peering directly with the company. SEACOM said it has reviewed its open peering policy and it has decided to change to selective...
  18. J

    SEACOM's attack on Speedtest.net - All the details

    SEACOM's attack on Speedtest.net - All the details SEACOM has launched an attack against speed tests, specifically Speedtest.net, questioning their relevance in today’s world. The company’s head of engineering, Mark Tinka, said the fascination with connectivity speed probably stems from South...
  19. J

    SEACOM adds 8 new PoPs across Africa

    SEACOM adds 8 new PoPs across Africa SEACOM announced that it has added eight new Points of Presence (PoPs) across Africa. The company extended its presence in Kenya by installing a new PoP in Mombasa, which connect's Kenya's first open-access data centre onto its network.
  20. 8BitLife

    Any Wondernet (used to be Seacom) clients on here?

    I'm looking to get fibre through Vumatel (as they are the only fibre provider in my area) and I have been doing some research as to which ISP I should use. My preferred option is actually Rocketnet as they have stellar reviews and their packages are well-priced. Except for the installation. On...
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