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Report: South Africa ranks 21st in crypto ownership

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2022 Predictions: 5 Fibre Trends to Watch

Shane Chorley, Head of Sales and Marketing at Frogfoot If there is anything that 2021 has taught us, it is that you cannot take anything for granted. The local fibre landscape is evolving rapidly: changes in home and workplace behaviour, driven by the pandemic, means that demand for quality, reliable connectivity continues to surge, while recently seen consolidation among Fibre Network Operators (FNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is bringing a new dynamic to the industry. For Frogfoot’s part, we have been continually upgrading our network in order to keep up with the volume of capacity – we have seen close to a doubling of data usage across the network over the past two years – as there is a sustained shift online for work, education and entertainment purposes. Going forward, her...

2022 Predictions: This could be a tough year for SA companies

Image sourced from Finance Times. While most of the world dealt with the impact and disruption of Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals expanded their activities with ambitious attacks on critical infrastructure. Armed with sophisticated and brute-force attack methods, threat actors continue to capitalise on the ongoing disruption of the pandemic and are leveraging the world’s shift to digital services to launch cyberattacks at an unprecedented scale. Can we expect a more cyber-secure world in 2022, or will cybercrime continue to disrupt our increasingly digital workplaces and lifestyles? Mimecast global experts weigh in on their predictions for the year ahead, which include: Social media & past breaches will come back to haunt us Peter Bauer, Mimecast CEO, predicts: “After...

MTN Zambia and HUAWEI Launch 5G

Huawei Vice President for Southern Africa, Mr. Phil Li, Minister of Technology & Science Mr.Felix Mutati, MTN Zambia CEO Bart Hofker and ZICTA Director General Mr.Mulenga Chisanga Leading mobile services provider MTN has today rolled-out its fifth generation pilot mobile (5G) network, making it Zambia’s first mobile service provider to do so. In partnership with the Chinese Tech giant and leading 5G vendor Huawei, MTN has officially paved way for Zambia’s new mobile network era, making it a pioneer of Zambia’s evolving mobile service provision. In 2013, MTN partnered with Huawei to build the first ever 4G and GSMR network and later built the first 4.5G network in 2016. Gracing the 5G Demonstration in Lusaka today, Minister of Science and Technology, Felix Mutati said the launch of 5G t...

Altron Group Chief Executive Mteto Nyati to Step Down

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South Africa: 40% of healthcare providers use medical equipment with a legacy OS

Image sourced from Healthcare Finance. Medicine has always been a field where innovations play a crucial and truly life-saving role. However, during the pandemic, the healthcare industry was forced to significantly speed up the implementation of new developments. Indeed, this pace of change and urgent digitalisation within medical organisations was noted by 81% of executives in a recent Accenture report. To determine whether this mass transition to telehealth is keeping pace with security measures, Kaspersky conducted a global survey of healthcare providers. The research found that organisations globally widely use medical equipment with a legacy OS, mainly because of high upgrade costs, compatibility issues, or a lack of internal knowledge on how to upgrade, among other reasons. The usage...

New Samsung Smartphone: Key Features

Samsung Electronics welcomed the S21 FE 5G to the Galaxy S21 series. The S21 FE 5G is a smartphone that delivers select fan-favorite Galaxy S21 premium features in a well-rounded package to empower people to explore and express themselves. It is equipped with some of the most-loved aspects of the Galaxy S21 — eye-catching design, powerful performance, pro-grade camera, and seamless ecosystem connectivity. “At Samsung, we are focused on bringing the latest mobile innovations to even more people,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “We saw an incredible response to Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 lineup. So we applied the same approach with S21 FE 5G, equipping it with the premium features that matter most to our loyal Galaxy fans — because we’re focused on...

Telkom Takes South African Regulator to Court

Telkom has filed an application asking the Gauteng High Court to review and set aside the Invitations To Apply (ITAs) published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 10 December 2021. The application includes an urgent interdict to prevent ICASA from processing any applications until the review is heard. Telkom has serious difficulties with ICASA’s decision to again include sub 1 GHz spectrum in the intended auction. This band is currently the subject of a legal challenge brought by e-tv. The outcome of the legal proceedings, set to be heard starting on 14 March 2022, will have a material impact on the availability of spectrum in this band. According to Telkom’s Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, Dr. Siyabonga Mahlangu, the timing...

Africa’s largest data centre services provider get acquired

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Africa’s biggest retailers to discuss post-COVID retailing at DRA2022

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TelkomONE boosts video streaming offering

South Africa’s emerging streaming leader, TelkomONE, this week announces the addition of top end video-on-demand content (VOD) and linear channels from the WarnerMedia stable. “With unusually high summer rainfall expected in Gauteng and unseasonal wet weather already being experienced in the Cape, we’re sure these world-class Warner channels focused purely on undemanding entertainment will go down well these holidays,” says Wanda Mkhize, Executive Smart Home & Content at Telkom. WarnerMedia channels including Boing Africa, the fun-filled video playground for children under 14 years; TNT Africa, the continent’s number one dedicated Hollywood movie channel and Toonami Africa, the home of superhero action for discerning young adults; are now all available for streaming. Toonami Afric...

Harnessing the power of agritech to help SA’s smallholder farmers

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