Candice Jones is back from the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, Duncan McLeod is back from the dizzying heights of the Sentech Tower in Brixton, and communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda is in the political wilderness. Yes, it’s been another crazy news week here at TechCentral, and we’re back with another episode of TalkCentral
Browsing: Broadband Infraco
Broadband Infraco, the state-owned infrastructure provider that is expected to launch commercially within the next few weeks, pumped R407m into its network in the 2010 financial year, up from R373m in 2009.
The increase is mainly due to the cost of network operations, maintenance and repairs, the company says in its latest annual report.
State-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has used its latest annual report to criticise a decision not to grant it a service licence under the Electronic Communications Act. It says the decision, taken by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) and backed by communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, undermines financially its investment in a new undersea cable system.
Government’s telecommunications infrastructure business Broadband Infraco will be ready for commercial launch in a few weeks, says CEO Dave Smith. Smith says that after years of putting together a national fibre network, testing with the other telecoms providers has begun.
SA will soon be awash in cheap international bandwidth. The challenge is getting that bandwidth into the hands of consumers and companies. So, news this week of the launch of a new fibre operator is encouraging. Eassy. Wacs. Ace. Main One. These are the names of new cable systems that are either in the works or already under construction. Together with the Seacom cable in the east and the Sat-3 system in the west, they promise a flood of cheap international bandwidth.