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South Africa’s leading telecommunication operators, including MTN SA, Vodacom, Telkom SA, Cell C and Liquid Intelligent Technologies have joined forces to establish a non-profit organisation, the Communication Risk Information Centre (COMRiC), which seeks to better protect their network investments and advance the country’s participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. COMRiC will primarily focus on the...

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There’s no question that ensuring enterprise network security is becoming increasingly difficult for IT and security teams. In the first half of 2021, cyberattackers launched 5.4 million distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks—an 11 percent increase from the year before. And cyberattacks equate to big paydays for attackers. In just the first half of 2021, one ransomware...

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Pressure from the global COVID pandemic has forced businesses to embrace bold changes. Currently, digital transformation has a significant impact on organisations. A recent forecast the digital transformation market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 19.1% by 2026. “Data is the backbone of digital transformation. As organisations manage larger and larger data sets, the...

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This special report by Space in Africa, commissioned by Via Satellite, explores the connectivity landscape in Africa, and how Low-Earth Orbit providers may change it in the future. The internet has become an indispensable catalyst for societal development in world economies. With massive internet adoption, countries have shifted towards a new economy where innovation underpins...

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Wearable tech will represent 46% of the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2022, followed by automated home (37%) and connected car (17%), according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s report, ‘Tech, Media, & Telecom (TMT) Predictions 2022 – Thematic Research’, reveals that wearable tech will generate $97.5 billion in revenues...

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MyBroadband Insights has released its latest speed test results, revealing that Cybersmart is the Internet service provider (ISP) with the highest average speed. The speed test results are based on data collected through MyBroadband’s mobile apps and web-based speed test portals between 1 October 2021 and 31 December 2021. Over this period, 327,294 South Africans...

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If there is anything that 2021 has taught us, it is that you cannot take anything for granted. The local fibre landscape is evolving rapidly: changes in home and workplace behaviour, driven by the pandemic, means that demand for quality, reliable connectivity continues to surge, while recently seen consolidation among Fibre Network Operators (FNOs) and...