Telecommunications trends for 2020

Open minds and fair trade will play a leading role in revolutionising the African telecoms market into the next decade. That’s the prediction from Christoph Fitih, director sales: Africa at Parallel Wireless, who offers the following outlook on the market. As...

What to expect when 200m new IPv4 addresses enter the market

At the end of 2019, the US government passed a new bill authorising the Department of Defence to sell around 200-million Internet Protocol 4th version addresses. Several blocks of IPv4 addresses are planned to be sold out in 10 years. Vincentas Grinius, CEO of...

Telecom market predictions for 2020

In the face of subscribers’ growing expectations and a demanding business community that relies on robust telecoms for their own digital initiatives, communications service providers (CSPs) are continuing to transform what they do and – even more important – how they...

The future of subsea cable connectivity in Africa

Africa may be a growing hub of digital innovation, particularly noticeable in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos – with companies in these metropolitan areas taking advantage of high-speed fibre connections to embrace the cloud and develop new business...

Is 5G the answer to all decision-makers’ prayers?

The hype continues to grow for 5G technology, with many carriers promoting it as a way to target the enterprise networking and IoT markets with an end-to-end service that spans indoor and outdoor coverage. By Morten Illum, vice-president at Aruba A report on 5G in...

Rural connectivity news innovative new solutions

Innovative solutions such as active network sharing, tax incentives and new technology deployment can be the solution to achieving feasible rural connectivity in South Africa. By Premeshin Naidoo, sector head: telecommunication, media and technology at Absa CIB...