Telecommunications

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MTN's instant messaging platform has reached 1 million active users

It's no secret that telecommunications companies across Africa have regularly complained about OTT (Over The Top) platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Skype, and others. Ayoba seems to be MTN's answer to them as it hits 1 million active users.

Google announced a free Wi-Fi service for the Cape Flats

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Station in the Cape Flats. This means community members will have access to free, high-quality wifi at over 109 sites in the Cape Flats.

New Internet Exchange Point launched in Lubumbashi

A new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) has been launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Located in Lubumbashi, it is expected that the new IXP will provide faster and more reliable Internet access to people of the DRC.

Africans are charged over 3 times more the affordable mobile Internet rate

A report has found that mobile data costs in Africa are 3,5 times the "affordable" threshold. This is said to be as a result of low-level competition in most countries which is pushing up prices.

Towards an inclusive information society across Southern Africa

The Southern Africa Non-Government Organizations Network (SANGONeT) and the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) Present The Southern Africa Regional Dialogue on Internet Access taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 5thand 6th November 2019.

5 milestones in the development of the Internet

50 years ago the first network message was sent across ARPANET, a predecessor of the Internet. Here are five key moments in the ongoing development of the Internet.

Celebrating 20 years of Wi-Fi

On 30 September 1999, the 802.11b wireless LAN standard became available in commercial products. This moment is considered as the beginning of wireless networks known today as Wi-Fi.