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New feature at
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Thursday, Sep 19th

Aidan Baigrie

SEACOM head of business development resigns

Wholesale broadband services provider loses Aidan Baigrie who joined the company in 2009.

satelliteafrica

Spacecom satellites to help broadcast AFCON tournament

Games to be broadcast in high-definition thanks to the firm’s sattelites.

eskom49m

T-Systems South Africa joins power saving campaign

Eskom’s ‘49M’ initiative aimed at encouraging energy efficiency.

freewifi

South African app ‘Find Free WiFi’ gathers momentum

Year-old crowdsourcing website and mobile app has tracked almost 400 points of access.

broadband

‘21 million African converged network subscribers by 2017’

The likes of triple play services are ripe for growth on the continent, say experts.

vanvuuren

Offload 3G onto Wi-Fi, says expert

Mark van Vuuren of Jasco ICT Solutions says this is a viable way to reduce data overload on mobile networks.

Olivier Campenon

BT Group in SA for the long term, says exec

Despite violent strikes and a Moody’s downgrade owing to concerns of instability.

fibrecable

Dark Fibre Africa to spend $9.3mn on SA network

Open-access dark fibre infrastructure provider hopes to expand its network by 120km.

sewer

Link Africa acquires focus technology patents

Firm can now implement fibre-optic networks in infrastructure such as sewers.

cctv

Video surveillance using cellular networks possible, says expert

Advanced tech makes streaming at four frames per second possible.

satellitebroadband

‘Prepaid’ satellite broadband for SA’s townships

Tech called ‘Satellite Hot Spot’ targets those in township and rural areas.