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...

Liquid Telecom launches SA’s first 5G wholesale roaming

Liquid Telecom is to launch the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa. Available from early 2020 in all major South African cities, this latest fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity will enable wholesale operators to create innovative,...

Successful launch for Eutelsat Konnect

The Eutelsat Konnect satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, on January 16. The separation of the all-electric satellite...

Angola Cables trials direct US-Africa optical connection

Angola Cables is trialling Nokia's Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the US and Africa. The route provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing and greatly simplifies the turn-up of services to better serve...

Vox champions rural connectivity

Even though the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been a focal point in recent months, less than 2% of South African rural households can access the internet from home. This is a challenge that integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has taken to heart. While...

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