02 May 2019
Forget the notion that satellite is old and irrelevant, it’s changing perceptions and breaking new ground, writes Dr. NICOLA DAVIES
The term “satellite” may conjure a traditional image of a large satellite dish mounted on the ground and pointed toward the sky, requiring a clear, uninterrupted view to enable a connection with a device floating high up in space. In many remote areas, this is still one of the most effective ways to connect farflung communities to the rest of the worldRead the full article
30 April 2019
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things, but not everybody knows how it is about to change the way we all live and work, as Nora Wahby explainsRead the full article
Industry View: 5G
07 March 2019
Virtualisation will help drive Africa’s journey towards the 5G era, as LUX MAHARAJ explains.
5G technology has already started to make its presence felt in Africa. MTN and Vodacom are in the process of conducting 5G trials, and recently South African operator Rain announced that it would be launching services soon. It is heartening to see Africa taking significant steps towards the deployment of 5G in the region.
At the same time, the service providers face tough choices, since nearly 600 million African citizens continue to be without basic connectivity. Even today, the continent is one of the most under-penetrated regions in the world with even primary 2G networks yet to reach more than 110 million people, according to a GSMA report.Read the full article
07 March 2019
It may be getting smaller, but the humble SIM card is the major link between the subscriber and the mobile operator.
RAHIEL NASIR discovers that a future dominated by connected devices and 5G means there’s a whole lot of life still left in this fantastic plastic.
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