ICASA kills industry’s hope for E-band

  At WAPA’s Future of Wireless Technology Forum there was hope that a regulatory framework could soon be in place for E and H millimetre bands. ICASA councillor, William Stucke showed his support for this in the opening presentation, but the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s management dealt a blow to this notion […]

Serious penalties for ignorance

  Many of these applications still in the market today have been developed using technologies that are long past their “sell-by” date. They are not only unstable, but also susceptible to corruption. A good example is Visual Basic version 6, a programming language where Microsoft ended mainstream support for it nearly 10 years ago is […]

In conversation with Dr. Pat Naidoo, president SAIEE: Engineers must lead from the top!

  Engineers must lead from the top was the strong message from Dr. Pat Naidoo when he delivered his inaugural  presidential address at the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)’s annual general meeting earlier this year. “It is all about growing world class customer focussed engineers who must lead from the top.” In my […]

Carrier WiFi and WiFi offload: a telecoms business opportunity?

  Worldwide WiFi deployment reached a total of 4,2-million hotspots in 2013, and  it  is forecast to continue to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 15,0% between now and 2018, to exceed 10,5-million. In South Africa the picture is very different but WiFi is set for exponential growth.  However, lack of spectrum remains […]