Category archives for: Broadband

South Africans urged to up ‘data must fall’ fight


AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africans must continue advocating for the reduction in the voice and data rates in view of communication becoming a basic need. This is according to the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) which nonetheless believes the industry is moving in the right direction. “Voice and data are now basic […]

Fibre network rollout lights up SA cities


by AKANI CHAUKE News Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MANY of the smaller metros across South Africa are poised to benefit from the next phase of a high capacity fibre network rollout across the country. This is the next phase of the rollout by SEACOM, which has implemented the first phase along the N1 route […]

Zambian SIM cards registered in South Africa

Axon Wireless Chief Executive Officer Justin Lipshitz

AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MILLIONS of Zambian mobile users have registered their subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in South Africa this year. This is thanks to the African-developed SIM registration system incorporating 3 000 local agents. After winning a tender last year, the system designed by Johannesburg-based firm Axon Wireless is now fully […]

Bloemfontein receives momentous broadband connectivity

Fibre optic

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa’s sixth largest city, is to receive a broadband connectivity solution following a partnership between Africa’s prime cable systems company and an information technology solutions provider. SEACOM is partnering Accelerit Technologies for the first-of-its-kind prepaid offering. Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and mini ISPs in Bloemfontein […]

Telco addresses Kenya digital skills deficit

Acting Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya Kenya Bureau NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, Safaricom, has unveiled a programme to empower and train employees looking to shift to new digital careers. Known as The Digital Academy, the initiative especially caters to employees working in technology careers that are becoming automated as computers gain more […]

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