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Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

Routed sees big opportunity in SA cloud

A Cambridge University-educated mathematician is hoping to shake up South Africa’s cloud computing sector with a new, vendor-neutral cloud platform hosted in Teraco’s fast-expanding data centres.

Interview: Mars One candidate Adriana Marais

Interview: Mars One candidate Adriana Marais

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Adriana Marais, one of the 100 people worldwide shortlisted by the Mars One project to travel to the Red Planet to establish a human colony. Marais stands a good chance of being one of the first people

DSL dead within five years: Vox CEO

DSL dead within five years: Vox CEO

Copper-based digital subscriber line (DSL) technology will be dead and buried within the next five years as South Africa’s telecommunications industry ramps up the roll-out of fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-business broadband infrastructure, the CEO of Vox, Jacques

Interview: Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman

Interview: Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod talks to Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman about the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market in South Africa. In the discussion, Schoeman chats about how the idea of Vumatel came

Vumatel not ready to sell

Vumatel not ready to sell

South African fibre-to-the-home pioneer Vumatel is receiving constant interest from bigger telecommunications companies wanting to acquire it, but the company is not yet ready to

Commission won’t prosecute Vodacom, MTN

Commission won’t prosecute Vodacom, MTN

The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute Vodacom and MTN following a complaint by Cell C that its two bigger rivals had acted anticompetitively. The case goes all the way back to October 2013, when Cell C

Interview: Vox CEO Jacques du Toit

Interview: Vox CEO Jacques du Toit

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod chats to Vox CEO Jacques to Toit about the company’s R550m investment plan, announced recently. The money will be used mainly to expand subsidiary Frogfoot Networks’ fibre

TalkCentral: Ep 174 – ‘Full chipmunk’

TalkCentral: Ep 174 – ‘Full chipmunk’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Internet Solutions’ reported discussions to acquire Dark Fibre Africa. Also this week, Naspers to pump almost R1bn

New IoT network emerges in SA

New IoT network emerges in SA

Vula Investments, the energy and telecommunications investment vehicle chaired by Mark Headbush – a key figure behind the launch of Wireless Business Solutions and iBurst – has revealed plans to

Progress on TV white-spaces spectrum in SA

Progress on TV white-spaces spectrum in SA

South Africa has taken a big step forward towards making television white-spaces spectrum available, a move that could help deliver affordable access to underserviced parts of the country

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