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A fast and precise look into fiber-reinforced composites

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be used in the development or quality control of novel fiber-reinforced composites. This means that in the future, such materials can be investigated not only with X-rays from especially powerful …

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How fibre can make your business’ cloud migration less of a headache

South African businesses from enterprise to SMEs are beginning to see the benefits of cloud solutions. This is thanks – in part – to the influx of globally recognised cloud service providers such as Azure landing in South Africa. This local accessibility removes much of the regulatory hassle and high costs associated with cloud migration. There …

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The Digital Mine: how miners are turning a vision into reality

As Industry 4.0 moves increasingly beyond buzzwords into reality, mining is leading the charge, with African and South African companies at the forefront of both the creation of transformative technologies and their implementation on the physical and digital rockface. Wabtec, for example, work with several South African miners to develop strong base technologies, several of …

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What happens to Telkom’s old copper cables after it kills ADSL

As Openserve decommissions its old copper cable network, it is pulling up the copper and reselling it, the company has told MyBroadband. “It’s a rigorous process,” Openserve said. Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko confirmed in May that the company plans to decommission its old copper network in the next five years. The company previously told MyBroadband that it …

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Crime and extortion in South Africa’s fibre market

Crime, corruption, and extortion are hampering fibre network rollouts in South Africa, with poor communities being hit the hardest. The is the word from South African fibre network operators, who told MyBroadband they continue to suffer at the hands of gangs and crime syndicates. These fibre operators spoke to MyBroadband on the condition of anonymity …

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‘Twisted’ fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster

A new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say. Fibre optic cables use pulses of light …

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Where is mobile connectivity heading in Africa?

The global 5G rollout has begun, with providers in the US and UK loudly announcing the first limited service availability.  With many more countries expected to follow in 2020, it looks like it will be the technology’s breakthrough year across the major domestic markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Cellular connectivity is a powerful …

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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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