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This article was originally published on TheHuffingtonPost Technological advances are increasing at an exponential pace, challenging and irrevocably changing the ecosystem that national economies use to compete. Disruption. You've heard the word... Read More
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This article was originally published on EngineeringNews South Africa has recently seen fast-paced developments in the implementation of Fiber to the x, which includes fibre to the business and fibre to the home. FTTX broadband network... Read More
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This article was originally published on MyBroadband Point Topic has released its Trends in Global Broadband Subscribers report for Q3 2016, which shows that copper (DSL) decline is accelerating. The number of copper lines globally fell by 11.6%... Read More
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Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly?s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Mark Charter, Partner at Thrings, offers advice on what to do when a fibre optic cable wayleave agreement comes to an end.... Read More
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Fibre to the home (FTTH) is the hot new IT word on everyone?s lips, but how does it compare to traditional internet for homes and small offices? Warren Bricknell, MD of Mitsol, a layer two internet connectivity provider, answers some frequently... Read More
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Vodacom has recently unveiled new fibre-to-the-home prices ? here is how it stacks up against Telkom and MTN. Last week Vodacom signed lease agreements with Fibrehoods, Openserve, Century City Connect, Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa to deliver its... Read More
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Over the last year, the number of copper-based broadband lines fell by 16% while FTTH connections nearly doubled. Point Topic has released its latest Global Broadband Subscriber Trends report, which shows a significant growth in fixed broadband... Read More
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Telecommunications service providers in Lagos State have been accused of indiscriminately installing fibre optic cables in gutters and on trees, leading to flooding, compromising service quality and causing economic loss to the state government,... Read More
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The latest MyBroadband speed test results show the fibre-based Internet service providers with the fastest download speeds. The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that Seacom had the fastest average download speeds of all fibre-based... Read More
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The FTTH/B (fibre to the home/business) landgrab is well and truly underway. Neighbourhoods across South Africa are inundated with holes, digging, orange bunting and assurances of speeds so fast, laptops will catch fire. According to BMI-... Read More
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South Africans can now choose between a wide range of broadband products, including fibre-to-the-home, VDSL, ADSL, Wi-Fi, fixed wireless, and mobile services The first broadband service was launched in South Africa in August 2002, when Telkom... Read More
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Consumers can expect fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) prices to drop in the foreseeable future, as SA's fibre "land grab" continues to heat up.  "I think that over the next 18 months, we will see some significant drops in the price of fibre services as we... Read More
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Maximising existing optical fibre infrastructure is a challenge that needs tackling by network operators ? both large and small. "Network operators often face hard choices that balance ROI, timing, and planning for the future, each of which... Read More
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While the term land grab has negative association, in the telecommunications space it means good news for consumers. This is according to Warren Bonheim, chief commercial office of ISP Zinia, who points out that South Africans pay a lot more than... Read More
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Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas... Read More
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FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) is a big talking point in South Africa at the moment, offering lightning-fast speeds at the fraction of the cost one would expect from similar ADSL lines. Unfortunately, even some of South Africa?s largest suburbs don?t... Read More
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These are the fibre Internet service providers which had the fastest average download speeds in MyBroadband?s latest speed test results. The latest MyBroadband speed testresults show that Seacom had the fastest average speeds of all fibre-based... Read More
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Fibre-to-the-home installations are not happening as fast or as cheaply as they should, the FTTH Council Africa has said. A number of property developers and landlords are preventing fibre-to-the-home networks from being rolled out as quickly and... Read More
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When adding fibre to your premises, you?ll want the process to be as seamless as possible. A smooth transition from DSL to fibre is only a click away when your equipment is both DSL and fibre ready. This is especially important if you intend to... Read More
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The battle for supremacy in the multibillion-rand local fibre-to-the-home market is just beginning, with established telecommunications players and a number of independents all vying for their share. Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman said he expected... Read More
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