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South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

A number of planned communities being built with connectivity at their core are leading the local race toward being truly integrated smart cities – but they won’t be in Johannesburg or Cape Town says Vox Telecoms CEO, Jacques du Toit. Speaking to BusinessTech, du Toit noted that while these communities are already on the rise in [...]

By | 2017-07-05T08:43:06+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Electronics, Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

Vox targets non-metropolitan towns for fibre rollout

Integrated ICT and telco provider, Vox, has lit up the first three precincts in Richards Bay, the first non-metropolitan town in its National Long Distance Fibre project, launched in October 2016. Vox said Richards Bay met the key criteria required to build a business case for fibre infrastructure investment, due to its thriving industrial and [...]

By | 2017-06-28T07:23:34+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on Vox targets non-metropolitan towns for fibre rollout

Internet Solutions and Rain to offer commercial LTE-A to SA ISPs

Internet Solutions, and Rain – previously known as Wireless Business Solutions, have teamed up to offer commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) to local Internet service providers (ISPs). IS will act as Rain’s ‘open access’ go-to-market partner for its fixed LTE-A product. “Access to LTE-A on the Rain network, with streamlined provisioning of service from Internet Solutions, is [...]

By | 2017-06-21T10:10:46+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on Internet Solutions and Rain to offer commercial LTE-A to SA ISPs

The most valuable tech brands in the world

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook take the top 5 places in the 2017 BrandZ TM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Amazon achieved the highest dollar value growth of all brands in the Top 100 ranking, increasing by $40.3 billion (+41%) to $139.3 billion to take the no. 4 position. Google, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:16:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Internet|Comments Off on The most valuable tech brands in the world

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Strategy, promotion and partnerships are critical elements. What did panelists at the recent Africa Tech Summit London think were the major challenges to launching and monetising tech solutions on the continent? Changing consumer patterns Bosun Tijani, co-founder of Nigerian incubator Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), said successful startups needed to change the way people consume products and [...]

By | 2017-05-24T07:04:22+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Electronics, Internet|Comments Off on Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

How mobile apps have changed our lives forever

Mobile apps have changed our lives in almost every aspect – from personal to business, from fitness to banking. According to the app-tracking company Flurry, the world has adopted smart phones and tablets ten times faster than it embraced personal computers in the 1980s. The adoption has also occurred twice as fast as the Internet boom [...]

By | 2017-05-17T06:39:38+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Software|Comments Off on How mobile apps have changed our lives forever

Diversification strategies create opportunities for ICT in SA

An increase in affordability of internet and telephony services, as well as a growing adoption of the latest technology business models by companies, is attracting significant investment into the South African ICT industry. Aggressive service diversification, along with strategic partnerships and acquisitions, are altering the industry landscape, compelling market participants to gauge market trends and [...]

By | 2017-05-12T06:29:29+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Electronics, Hardware, Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on Diversification strategies create opportunities for ICT in SA

Facebook gives its Marketplace a colourful redesign

Facebook has given its Marketplace a bit of a visual overhaul, with new colorful icons and improved search and filtering features. The Craigslist competitor, first launched in October 2016, is Facebook’s major entry point into local commerce. Today, the Marketplace sits in a dedicated tab at the bottom of Facebook’s app, where its ever-present red badge forces you [...]

By | 2017-05-10T06:32:19+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook gives its Marketplace a colourful redesign

Africa Roundup: Google expands, 500 Startups tours, BRCK launches SupaBRCK

March was a busy month across Africa’s tech space. 500 Startups’ frontier and emerging markets travel series ― Geeks on a Plane ― kicked off its first Africa tour. The 12-day trek packed in events, a startup pitch battle, and visits to tech hubs in Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. Talking to TechCrunch about the trip, [...]

By | 2017-05-05T07:43:56+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on Africa Roundup: Google expands, 500 Startups tours, BRCK launches SupaBRCK

Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes

Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company’s open source projects under a single umbrella. The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant [...]

By | 2017-05-03T06:30:45+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Reviews|Comments Off on Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes