Teraco and SEACOM have teamed up this past week to “work double time” to reconnect clients affected by a cable cut that occurred a few kilometres north of the coast of Egypt. Lex van Wyk, Teraco CEO says that the benefits of hosting in a vendor neutral data centre was highlighted this week when the […]
According to My Broadband, Internet service provider Web Africa has reduced the pricing of its uncapped ADSL since the company moved its traffic to Internet Solutions’ backbone. Prices have been reduced by up to 32% with Telkom and MWeb having also recently offered lower uncapped ADSL pricing to customers. Web Africa CEO, Tim Wyattâ€“GunningÂ says of […]
Teraco Data Environments, South Africaâ€™s first vendor neutral data centre, has won the bid to host the Durban Internet Exchange (DINX). Teraco is set to make internet history with this announcement by providing Durban-based ISPs with a local exchange for the very first time. Lex van Wyk, Managing Director at Teraco says that the launch […]
Local Internet Service Provider (ISP) RSAWEB announced today the release of their new aggregated ADSL product, aptly called SuperPIPE, which can deliver download speeds up to 50 mb/s. SuperPIPE works by aggregating multiple ADSL lines into a single fault tolerant high speed connection of up to 50 mb/s that can be managed as simply as […]
Not too long ago you may have seen massive hype and attention around someone called Alistair Peterson, mostly unknown, even in some parts of the tech world in which he operates. His blog had a few hundred hits less than a month ago, now it has over 22,000, with over 5,000 newsletter subscribers. If you […]
If any of our April posts may have passed you by, here is a recap of Bandwidth Blogâ€™s top 5 most popular posts for you to catch up on. From momentous acquisitions and grand sub-sea cables to local and international product announcements, this is what you enjoyed reading the most in April. 1. MWEB slashes […]
In the mid 90s, while still in high school, Matthew Tagg founded Web Africa, one of South Africaâ€™s leading ISPs. We sat down with Matt and spoke about his humble beginnings selling hardware to generate funds to bootstrap his ambitions for starting an ISP with partner Rupert Bryant. We discover how they went from ducking […]
Alan Knott-Craig is likely the most talked about local Internet entrepreneur at the moment. After his tenure as MD of wireless Internet provider, iBurst, Alan moved to Stellenbosch and started a mobile applications investment company. Enter World of Avatar, consisting of approximately 14 mobile related businesses, some of which were launched and incubated from within […]
Modern smartphones have all switched to touch screens, which has made things difficult for RIM. Blackberry fans are typically quite picky about one thing â€“ the keyboard. While the Torch 9800 did a good job of combining a touch screen with a keyboard, there was always a few fans out there who stubbornly chose the Bold for its keyboardâ€“first design. But the Bold 9900 changes that. You can use the using just the keyboard, or run it primarily using touch (except for text entry).
So is this the ultimate Blackberry?
Last night, the winners of the 2011 Bookmarks Awards, run by the Digital Media and Marketing Association,Â were announced in Cape Town where the campaigns and players in the digital and online marketing industry were honoured for their respective products and achievements. â€œThe success of this eveningâ€™s event and the calibre of the 2011 entries […]