MyBroadband weekly round up


eNatis technicians quit

A total of 36 out of 44 software technicians quit the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis) this week.

Call prices drop after MTR rate cut

After months of hearings, negotiations and media reports lower peak mobile termination rates (MTRs) have kicked in.  Vodacom, MTN and Cell C confirmed that a lower peak interconnection rate of R0.89, down from R1.25, has been successfully implemented.

iDSL and iGame Unlimited officially launched

Broadband provider iBurst this week announced the launch of its ADSL service – dubbed iDSL – as well as their iGame Unlimited an online gaming platform for South Africa’s gaming community.

DStv price increase

MultiChoice today confirmed that it will be increasing subscription prices for some of its DStv Pay-TV offerings. Most notable among these was a rise in SD and HD PVR access fees and Premium subscription rates. 

MeeGo: The Linux iPad?

Is Nokia and Intel’s new Linux based operating system the next big thing for the mobile world?

New ADSL offerings: Uncapped weekends, unmetered uploads

Cybersmart and Sainet launched new ADSL packages this week offering uncapped weekend bandwidth and unmetered uplink data.

BlackBerry soft lock conundrum

It emerged this week that both MTN and Vodacom are suspending data services for BlackBerry contracts when users reach their mandatory or self imposed soft locks. 

10 Mbps+ FTTX here soon

Neotel is set to begin rolling out its next generation broadband offering: a 10 Mbps fibre to the premise service.

ADSL and Local Loop Unbundling

Several industry players this week gave their views on what effect LLU will have on the local market. Price cuts are predicted when it kicks in.

Top 10 supercomputers

Supercomputers, although often assigned to the realm of science fiction or advanced academic study, are often vitally important devices which have shed light on numerous complex questions and functions which were previously unachievable. We list the most powerful machines in the world. 

The (true) internet on your mobile phone

Skyfire may change the way which mobile devices use the internet. We took a closer look.

DStv porn backlash

More than 13,000 people have said no to pornography on DSTV in a campaign opposing the launch of a new channel, trade union Solidarity said this week.

Below cost ADSL prices: hurting the industry?

Although consumers are rejoicing about the recent spate of low-cost ADSL data services, some industry players are concerned.

Mango in-flight Wi-Fi plans and prices

Mango is due to begin offering in-flight broadband access in mid-2010. We took a closer look at the service pricing guidelines.


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