TV White Spaces a rural Internet game-changer

By finally publishing regulations on the use of Television White Spaces (TVWS), South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has paved the way for two significant turning points in the country’s rollout of Internet access to its...

New technologies expand satellite markets

Satellite has proved its worth as a connectivity medium in areas where there is no fixed line infrastructure. While it has remained a niche solution as a result of the logistics involved in the installation and management of the dishes, new technology is promising to...

Ever tried to switch your business to prepaid?

The next time you walk into a mobile phone store, ask for 100 active prepaid SIM cards and see the look their faces, suggests Hein Koen, director mobile telecoms service provider Flickswitch. The fact is, prepaid is often not seen as an option by businesses. But many...

5G IoT to change how we work and live

A new Internet of Things-focused (IoT) 5G R&D centre in Russia will soon help to transform the lives of people, businesses, and society – in Russia and beyond. This is according to Ericsson president and CEO, Börje Ekholm, speaking at the official opening...

Why identity verification matters for mobile operators

Africa is rightly called the mobile continent, and mobility increasingly defines how Africa enters the digital age. By Sherry Zameer, senior vice-president: IoT at Gemalto According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420...

Jasco Carrier Solutions launches virtual CPE

Jasco Carrier Solutions is developing a cost effective virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solution for the South African market. Aimed at ISPs and small and medium enterprises, the vCPE brings next-generation technology in an affordable package to the local...