VoIP: king of the cost-savers

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wanting to keep overheads in check during another challenging fiscal year for South Africa, VoIP is king of the cost savers. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is unique amongst cost-cutting measures in that it...

Interdependence key for a vibrant telecoms sector

We’re all familiar with the adage: change is the only constant. And it’s often how we respond and adapt to this inevitability that determines continued success and growth. This is true for individuals as well as businesses, institutions and even sectors....

The central office as an edge data centre

The increasing need to move data over long haul networks due to rapid regional African growth, has made it necessary to bring fully-fledged computing infrastructure closer to the end-user. This is according to digital infrastructure strategist Bradley Hemphill, who...

Are SA businesses ready for the 5G disruption?

Another day, another tech-buzzword – but is 5G really all it’s cracked up to be? And more importantly, what does it mean for South Africa’s digital future, asks Jarryd Chatz, CEO at BitCo telecoms Mobile technology has come a long way in recent...

Social media steals the power from telecoms operators

The non-stop growth of social media is threatening the future of African telecoms operators, with companies like Google now building their own networks instead of relying on the existing infrastructure. This is according to Eckart Zollner, head of business development...

Increase coverage and speed with WiFi mesh networks

In recent years, wireless mesh networking has emerged as a rapidly growing (13.8% CAGR) and promising means to eliminate most connectivity issues, while providing added controls and functionality to network management. By Emmanuelle Salon, executive head of WiFi at...