Fibre Operators, Corrupt Municipalities Crushing Affordable Connectivity in South Africa

Tue, 04/06/2024 - 10:56
In South Africa, the deployment of fibre networks is critically dependent on the acquisition of wayleaves, which are permissions granted by municipalities to trench roads and public spaces for infrastructure, as well as to provision aerial infrastructure like aerial fibre.
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The value of dynamic spectrum in South Africa

Fri, 12/04/2024 - 09:40
Following the gazetting of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) position paper on the inquiry into the implementation of dynamic spectrum access and sharing, we take a closer look at the ramifications for this technology in South Africa.
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What 2024 holds in store for WiFi in South Africa

Tue, 19/12/2023 - 08:14
WiFi is poised for significant advances in 2024, to the point where fixed wireless services in unlicensed spectrum will start taking over from the currently dominant cellular and fibre services in South Africa.
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SA at serious risk of catastrophic internet disruption

Wed, 23/08/2023 - 09:06
In an era driven by digital connectivity, the recent events involving the unprecedented damage to three of South Africa’s major west coast undersea internet cables have thrust the country into a precarious position.
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South Africa doesn’t need faster internet

Wed, 12/07/2023 - 10:56
A king once asked a wise man what he would like in payment for his services. The wise man presented the king with a chessboard, and said he would like one grain of rice that doubles for every one of the 64 squares on the board. Without thinking, the king accepted, not realising that by the time he reached the second half of the board, he’d be paying the man more rice than the kingdom could produce in a year.
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How to become your own WISP

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 10:59
So, you want to become a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), but have no idea where to start? If you thought you could just take your existing internet connection and beam it across the neighbourhood, think again. It’s illegal to start selling internet services without a license, so you’ll want to make sure you dot your ‘i’s and cross your ‘t’s before doing anything else.
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WiFi 6E ready to supercharge internet speeds in South Africa

Wed, 24/05/2023 - 15:55
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has officially made a large tranche of additional 6E spectrum available to South African users, with immediate effect.
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The future of WiFi is (almost) here

Mon, 08/05/2023 - 11:14
WiFi has been a significant part of our daily lives for many years, and its importance continues to grow as more devices rely on wireless connectivity.
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A quantum leap in service delivery

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 13:13
The Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) recently called for South Africa's government to free up vast tracts of radio frequency spectrum in the 6GHz band, claiming that doing so could drive a wave of economic growth. But this isn't a plea for spectrum for cellular. This is about Wi-Fi, as Paul Colmer of the WAPA executive management committee, explained.
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Ongoing power crisis threatens 5G rollout in South Africa

Thu, 09/03/2023 - 10:07
While 5G promises to bring many benefits to consumers, including faster download speeds, lower latency, and better network capacity, it also comes with some challenges, one of the most significant being increased power consumption.
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