Browsing: Duncan McLeod

Duncan McLeod
Set Telkom free

Government often argues that it must retain its stake in Telkom because the telecommunications company is a “strategic national asset”. But with competition intensifying by the day, the best thing that could happen to Telkom — and its customers — would be for government to sell up

Duncan McLeod
Changing the dial

While attention has been focused on television in the digital migration debate, digital radio has been left out in the cold, despite the advantages it can…

Duncan McLeod
Digital distress

Just about everyone in SA’s broadcasting industry has been taken aback by government’s decision to rethink its commitment to the European digital television standard. There are concerns it could set back the country’s digital migration by years

Duncan McLeod
Apple defies gravity

Something extraordinary looks set to happen soon in the world of technology. Apple, virtually bankrupt 14 years ago, is on the verge of overtaking Microsoft as the world’s biggest tech company by market value. Is its stock overvalued?

Duncan McLeod
You too, Telkom

The decision last week by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to reduce mobile termination rates was not unexpected. What the industry didn’t expect was for the regulator to move as quickly as it has to reduce fixed-line rates

Duncan McLeod
Escape the jam

Traffic congestion in Gauteng and parts of Cape Town is a nightmare for motorists. Lost productivity costs the country millions of rand every day, never mind the frustration and stress it causes. Now, a solution may be at hand — thanks to technology

Duncan McLeod
Why 3D TV will be a smash hit

Television is going 3D. Manufacturers like Samsung, LG Electronics, Toshiba, Panasonic and Sony are in a race to bring 3D-ready flat-screen panels to market. Is 3D a gimmick in TV or it is the future of the medium?

Duncan McLeod
SA must think bigger

The arrival, finally, of relatively affordable, uncapped broadband products shows the country is making some progress in telecommunications. However, if we want to be truly competitive as a nation, we need to be thinking much bigger

Duncan McLeod
A wasted decade in SA broadband

A full-blown price war has erupted in fixed-line broadband in SA. Internet service providers are racing to outdo each other to provide unmetered bandwidth cheaper. This is great for consumers and the economy, but it should have happened 10 years ago.

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