3D printing: fast becoming a technology of note

  3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly and industrial use expands significantly. New industrial, biomedical and consumer applications will continue to demonstrate that 3D printing is a real, viable and cost-effective means to reduce costs through […]

Is there still space for microwave in the telecoms landscape?

  Does microwave fit into the modern telecoms landscape which is dominated by fibre? It is true that in telecoms, fibre-based connectivity dominates in both demand and in the eye of the media with promises of low-cost business solutions and even the possibility of fibre to home solutions.  However, according to Hendrik du Plooy of […]

Optical wireless broadband – it’s licence free

  Optical wirelss broadband (OWB) is quick to install, requires no Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) licence and it can provide up to 10 Gbps bandwidth over a distance of up to 2,5 km.  Also referred to as free space optics, OWB is developed from the ground up and manufactured in South Africa […]

Testing the limits of IEEE 802.11ac wireless networking standard

  The evolving wide-bandwidth IEEE 802.11ac communications standard brings new benefits to users but new challenges to those tasked with testing products based on this standard. As the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard evolves, it continues to breed new challenges for those tasked with testing and measuring these wireless systems. As products based on the IEEE […]

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