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Fibre and Netflix packages you can get for the price of DStv Premium

Thu 08 Nov, 2018

A recent MyBroadband survey has shown that the majority of current DStv subscribers plan to cancel their accounts if there is a price hike to their package in 2019. MultiChoice has increased its DStv Premium prices in South Africa every year for the past 18 years, due to increasing costs in the business.... Read more

Frogfoot targets bigger fibre push in Cape Town

Wed 28 Nov, 2018

Frogfoot Networks, an open access fibre network provider and subsidiary of Vox, says it is on track to bring fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to an additional 14,000 homes in the Southern Peninsula, Western Cape by April 2019.... Read more

Race under way to back UK fibre broadband ventures

Wed 28 Nov, 2018

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How 100Mbps uncapped fibre prices have fallen since 2014

Wed 28 Nov, 2018

It was just over four years ago when Vumatel started digging up ground in Parkhurst and working on its core network. One of the first ISPs to start offering services on Vumatel’s network was Cool Ideas, regarded as the best fibre ISP in South Africa and the winner of the MyBroadband ISP of the Year for 2018 award. ... Read more

Mobile subscribers in South Africa – Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom

Wed 25 Jul, 2018

Vodacom has released a trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2018, detailing its subscriber growth in South Africa. The mobile operator added just under 1.5 million customers in the past quarter, comprising 1.4 million prepaid customers and 75,000 contract subscribers.... Read more

Openreach to cut price of fast broadband

Tue 24 Jul, 2018

Openreach, the firm that runs much of the UK's telecoms infrastructure, has reduced the wholesale price of broadband in an attempt to boost the number of homes and businesses using fast services.... Read more

Vodacom increases revenue on strong customer growth, cheap data deals

Tue 24 Jul, 2018

Mobile services operator Vodacom on Tuesday said it increased group data revenue by 9.6% in the quarter to end-June 2018 on the back of increased customer numbers.... Read more

How 5G makes use of millimeter waves

Wed 25 Jul, 2018

It took a while, but the first ever 5G spec was finally approved late last year. 5G NR, as it's called, will bring about super fast mobile internet by tapping into new spectrum.... Read more

Icasa prepares for showdown with Cell C

Sat 16 Jul, 2016

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is said to be preparing its answering affidavit for the interdict against its data expiry and out-of-bundle billing regulations. The interdict was filed by Cell C, while MTN filed an affidavit in support of Cell C's interdict, MyBroadband reported. ... Read more

Not Even the Internet Is Safe From Rising Sea Levels

Mon 17 Jul, 2017

If the internet went down, America would devolve into chaos. A new study suggests that’s an increasingly likely possibility as rising sea levels submerge critical infrastructure buried along densely-populated coastlines.... Read more

Cell C's UltraBonus will triple your recharge value

Wed 20 Jul, 2016

Mobile network Cell C has launched UltraBonus that will triple the value of your recharge every time you recharge. According to the company, UltraBonus is in line with Cell C's commitment to bringing customers the best value for money. ... Read more


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