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Africa cloud traffic to quadruple: Cisco

Networking giant Cisco expects cloud traffic in Africa and the Middle East to more than quadruple by the end of 2019, with 83% of all data centre traffic in the region coming from the cloud. The forecast is contained in the fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019), released

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Fibre broadband industry targeted by hijackers

Criminals, possibly from within the industry, have begun targeting fibre broadband companies deploying infrastructure in South Africa. FTTH Council Africa president Richard Came said there has been a spate of armed hijackings targeting local fibre broadband installers, with the

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Nigeria plays hardball with MTN

The Nigerian government is playing hardball with MTN, demanding that the telecommunications operator pay a US$3,9bn (R59bn) fine for failing to cut off 5m unregistered Sim cards by 31 December, according to a report. Bloomberg reported that the

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Tesla Motors said to set up SA office

Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors looks set to establish its first presence in South Africa, it was reported on Friday. Tesla is planning to set up a local office early in the new year. The plan is not to sell Tesla’s high-end electric cars in South Africa – not yet, at least – but rather

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Dainfern seeks home fibre providers

One of South Africa’s most prominent upmarket estates, Dainfern, north of Fourways in Johannesburg, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the installation of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband to 1 236 houses in the area. The move comes after Telkom

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SA’s top trending Google searches in 2015

Load shedding and xenophobia topped the most trending search terms on Google by South Africans in 2015. The search engine giant has published its annual Zeitgeist lists, a look at the past year “through the collect eyes of the world on the

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How to avoid bill shock when roaming abroad

Ahead of the end-of-year holidays, telecommunications spend management company Tariffic has published a list of top suggested travel tips to avoid bill shock when travelling abroad. The company, which helps businesses and individuals manage their mobile bills by

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The best SA network for roaming abroad

MTN has been named by independent researchers as the overall best network to use when travelling abroad. Tariffic, a company that helps businesses and individuals manage their mobile bills by applying complex software to find the best packages to suit their needs, has released

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Motsoeneng disciplinary a ‘stitch-up’

The Democratic Alliance has described SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s disciplinary hearing as a “stitch-up” and said it is not surprised by its outcome. On Saturday, it was announced on SABC television that an internal hearing had “discharged” the