If any of our April posts may have passed you by, here is a recap of Bandwidth Blog’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.
In line with MWEB’s aim to make 1Mbps Uncapped ADSL the new entry level uncapped product in South Africa, MWEB dropped its 1Mbps uncapped data-only pricing to R199 per month and is now also offering a free upgrade to all data only uncapped 384Kbps customers.
The post reported that the West African Sea Cable (Wacs) will be officially launched in South Africa in Yzerfontein in May. The cable, that measures 14, 000km in length will link Yzerfontein in the Western Cape to London in the UK along the entire West Coast of the African continent. Very exciting news for possible changes in broadband pricing in SA.
With Microsoft having received criticism in the past for the sheer number of SKU’s they tend to roll out for Windows, they decided to make the Windows 8 edition choice a lot easier for customers with the launch of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.
With mystery surrounding the real reason behind the huge amount that Facebook paid for the young photo sharing service, the $1 billion acquisition of Instagram hit tech and business news headlines around the world. The deal marked the biggest acquisition for Facebook to date, although we can anticipate more to follow.
April saw the launch of the low priced Nokia Lumia 710 in South Africa by Vodacom and Cell C with a price tag of R3999. The new colourful device was designed to bring the Windows Phone experience to a new lower price point, without having to make any sacrifices to quality features and functionality.