Month: Sep 2019

10 Facts About the Internet’s Undersea Cables

In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone poles suspending bundles of cable to signs posted warning of buried fiber optic lines, we are surrounded by evidence that at a basic level, the Internet is really just a spaghetti-work of really …

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The transaction that will increase open fibre access for South Africans

In a transaction that will increase access to open fibre for South African businesses and households, Standard Bank introduced STOA Infra & Energy, a French Company owned by Caisse des Depots (CDC) and Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) to Metro Fibre, a rapidly growing South African fibre connectivity provider. To find out more about this article please visit:  https://businesstech.co.za/news/industry-news/338463/the-transaction-that-will-increase-open-fibre-access-for-south-africans/   Resources:   …

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Fibre represents a new revolution for SMEs

In the coming years, wherever fibre access is available, it will replace ADSL, and eventually kill it off. Leonard Cohen once said he heard there was a secret chord when he wrote the song Hallelujah. He then proceeded to spell out exactly how the chord went. The iconic lyrics are almost a theme song for those …

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Big South African Fibre Survey – Here are the results

MyBroadband recently conducted its latest South African Fibre Survey, which revealed that there remains a strong demand for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in South Africa. The survey results further showed a decline in ADSL and VDSL connections, with FTTH and fixed-LTE showing strong growth. The survey was completed by 6,400 South African broadband users. People who completed …

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