Convergence drives IT mainstream

Convergence, more accessible user interfaces and sought after functionality is seeing traditionally IT-centric devices such as computers, notebooks and home networking equipment becoming mainstream. “While this trend has taken a little longer to manifest itself...

Digital cinemas could soon be reality

The curtain is closing on traditional cinematography as the limitations of traditional 35mm film are exceeded by modern digital technology. It’s a process that at face value seems an obvious inevitability – yet despite the availability of appropriate technology,...

Convergence drives cost savings, functionality

Designing and implementing infrastructure for start-up businesses has never been simpler. With technology moving at a blistering pace and convergence happening on every front, start-up companies and new buyers are truly reaping the biggest rewards. Convergence by...

Voice over IP boosts foreign direct investment

Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony is saving local companies hundreds of thousands of rands per month and enabling massive foreign direct investment, CallingtheCape’s annual telecommunications conference heard last week. But most participants stressed that South Africa’s...

ECA will be key for VoIP

The Electronic Communications Act (ECA) will be key in the growth of Voice over IP (VoIP) in South Africa. However, its full impact may not be felt until all relevant legacy license conversions have been completed – which may take up to two more years.This is...

Economic effects of the EC Act

The aim of the new Electronic Communications Act (ECA) is for industry players to work and think in a converged manner as well as build multi-stakeholder partnerships. This is according to Dr Harold Wesso, deputy director-general of policy development at the...