Posts tagged as internet

25 years of internet in South Africa

  On 12 November 1991, 25 years ago, the first internet protocol packets started flowing out of South Africa on a leased circuit from Telkom. The man behind this was Mike Laurie. In later years he wrote “it’s amazing it happened at all, or at least it seemed so at the time.” The lack of […]

In conversation with Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of Telkom Business Connexion: People make it happen!

  “In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined 20 years ago that I would one day be a CEO of a company that employs 7000 people and that would be owned by the largest telco in South Africa – the Telkom group”. This is how my conversation with Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of Telkom […]

Developing countries the biggest users of the internet – but 3,9-billion still have no access

  New data released by the International Telecommunicaitons Union (ITU) shows that 3,9-billion people remain cut-off from the vast resources available on the internet, despite falling prices for ICT services. The ITU report “ICT Facts & Figures 2016”  shows that developing countries now account for the vast majority of internet users, with 2,5-billion users compared […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – July 2016

  Broadband for southern Africa Avanti Communications Group signed a two-year contract extension with Imarasat, to enable growth in consumer, SME and enterprise markets across 14 countries in southern Africa. The company will target SME markets in countries such as Kenya. Roughly 1,1-million Kenyan SMEs contribute 45% to its economy. Nearly 75% of them don’t […]