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Here’s a better way to roll out rural broadband

Here’s a better way to roll out rural broadband

The announcement by President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address that Telkom will be the “lead agency” for the roll-out of broadband in underserviced parts of South Africa has ignited a political firestorm

NFC: so much promise, so little delivery

NFC: so much promise, so little delivery

Near-field communication has been touted as the next big thing for years. It promises tap-and-go transactions that will revolutionise mobile payments. With Apple Pay taking centre stage, many are proclaiming 2015 the year that NFC mobile payments

All to play for in brave new TV world

All to play for in brave new TV world

First there was one, then two, then just one again. Maybe, we thought, there can only be one South African pay-television operator. High-profile over-the-top services like Netflix are hitting the market, additional pay-TV licences have been awarded to Kagiso Media

Superfish blows up in Lenovo’s face

Superfish blows up in Lenovo’s face

One in five of the personal computers sold worldwide in the last quarter of 2014 may have security holes so serious that even an amateur hacker could easily and silently penetrate its defences. All of the compromised computers were manufactured by Lenovo

A tale of two troubled companies

A tale of two troubled companies

Telkom and Cell C both face significant upheaval in the short term, much more so than their rivals MTN and Vodacom. How the two companies adapt to the changing market will have a dramatic impact on South Africa’s telecoms sector and, ultimately, on the services that

SA’s operators, OTTs need a peace pact

SA’s operators, OTTs need a peace pact

A few months ago, I argued that over-the-top (OTT) service providers – companies like Facebook and Netflix – must pay network operators for using their infrastructure to deliver services to their customers. A counter-argument has been made that subscribers are already paying

The hardware that could change the Internet

The hardware that could change the Internet

One of the most exciting developments in hardware in the last five years has just been announced … by Facebook. No, it’s not yet another smartphone or any kind of personal electronic gadget. It’s something much more important, something with the potential to

Streaming could be the rival DStv needs

Streaming could be the rival DStv needs

South Africans do love a good moan. Whether it’s Eskom’s rolling blackouts or the state of the country’s politics, we seem to find a measure of comfort in a good old groan, whether it’s done quietly

Virtual reality set to go mainstream

Virtual reality set to go mainstream

Just US$100 buys you a ticket to the virtual reality game. Launched at International CES in Las Vegas, the Zeiss VR One lets you drop any 5-inch smartphone into a tray, slip it into a VR headset, and you’re off into

Politicians seize power at SABC

Politicians seize power at SABC

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has signed a secretive SABC memorandum of incorporation that strips the SABC board of its statutory powers. The memorandum gives Muthambi and SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng overall control of the

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