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Duncan McLeod

Reasons not to get excited about 5G – yet

MTN on Monday took the wraps off the first 5G trial by a mobile operator in South Africa. The company was able to demonstrate throughput speeds of more than 20Gbit/s (that’s over 20 000Mbit/s!) in a controlled test environment

Opinion

In defence of the Woan, by Sipho Maseko

South Africa must unlock the economic promise that information and communications technology presents, while also keeping communication affordable. The wireless open-access network proposed in the recent draft Electronic

Opinion

The case for Universal Basic Internet

In 2015, Facebook launched its Free Basics app, offering a limited suite of Internet services for free in partnership with mobile network operators around the world. This provoked widespread debate on whether Free Basics violated

Denis Smit

SA’s ICT sector is facing its Brexit moment

I noted, with an element of morbid curiosity, the following exchange in the UK’s house of commons two days ago: “The government has not carried out any impact assessments of leaving the EU on the UK economy, Brexit secretary David Davis

In-depth

Invest in bitcoin, even if it is a bubble

With bitcoin approaching the $10 000 mark and Coinbase, the bitcoin exchange, boasting more accounts than brokerage Charles Schwab, some preemptive consolation and advice are in order for people who stand to lose lots of money in

Duncan McLeod

Naspers must commission MultiChoice probe

Naspers urgently needs to appoint an independent auditor or law firm to get to the bottom of the scandal now threatening to engulf its subsidiary, pay-television operator MultiChoice. If any evidence of malfeasance is found, executives

Marian Shinn

Public protector must act on set-top boxes

The public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, can no longer ignore the Democratic Alliance’s request for a probe into the procurement process of the government-sponsored set-top-boxes – a key component of the broadcast digital

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