Month: Mar 2021

Great news for fibre in South Africa – networks must share infrastructure

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa (SCA) has denied Telkom leave to appeal a ruling that will force it to share its cable ducts with competing fibre network operators. This is great news for South African fixed line broadband subscribers, as forcing fibre network operators to share their conduits with one another removes …

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Wearable Technology: Impact of Wearable Tech in mining

Improving safety is the central concern for mining companies, and the application of wearables in the industry reflects this. A range of wearable tech devices can assist with improving safety, but the principal method is through the addition of sensors. Whether they are incorporated through smart helmets, smart jackets or body suits, or simply through …

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What counts as ‘fibre’ – and why you should care what your connection is called

In our current context of constant change and disruption, digital transformation enabled by Internet connections has been a lifeline for many companies and entrepreneurs, helping them preserve livelihoods, careers, and businesses. In 2019, South Africa exceeded 1.6 million fibre-to-the-home or fibre-to-the-building subscriptions, making our country a leader when it comes to Sub-Saharan Africa’s fibre uptake. …

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