MyBroadband conference: Telkom scoops up two major awards

  Telkom scooped up the two most prestigious awards at the recent 2014 MyBroadband conference held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand and stole the show with the announcement of its mobile broadband, LTE Avanced. The telco received the award for the best fixed line broadband provider and the best mobile broadband provider. A special award was […]

Sasol Solar Challenge kicks off at CSIR

  The Sasol Solar Challenge, a biennial solar car race taking place in South Africa, kicked off at 8h00 on 27 September 2014 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Competitors in the challenge harness sun power to race their solar-powered vehicles from Pretoria to Cape Town, via Port Elizabeth. Ten […]

Neotel – same name, new bosses?

  Over the past few months there has been much speculation about Vodacom acquiring Neotel and what  Vodacom’s plans  would be  after  final approval of the acquisition. It is now clear that Neotel will continue to operate as Neotel but with new owners. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has given notice in […]

Hands off: 2 GHz is for WiFi traffic

  Half of the traffic on the internet travels via WiFi in the licence-free spectrum of the 2 GHz band, however industry experts see potential problems ahead as mobile operators are eyeing the licence-free spectrum as useful spectrum for LTE back-hauling. The WiFi  spectrum must be protected, say industry leaders. The Wireless Access Providers’ Association […]