Cloud – ubiquitous yet still feared by many

  Cloud is everywhere; most people use cloud services without being aware of it. Who does not search on Google, send large files on Dropbox, and emails on Gmail or Yahoo?  Yet many are still wary of the technology and are resistant to taking their company’s operations into the cloud. Grant Hutchons, ICT service assets […]

Students do the Telkom Centres of Excellence proud

  After the plenaries and vendors speaking about how they will solve the future of telecommunications,  the real Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC)  started with presentations of papers and work in progress at the Telkom Centres of Excellence (CoEs).  Not that the plenaries are unimportant –  they are, as it is that section […]

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 […]