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Namibia starts to switch off analogue TV

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Namibia has started a process to switch off analogue TV as part of a move by the government to migrate to Digital Terrestrial TV. The state owned Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), in collaboration with free-to-air stations, One Africa Television and TBN, switched off analogue TV in the first phase of the project that saw three towns including the capital Windhoek migrate to Digital Terrestrial TV. Namibia is amongst the top four countries in southern Africa that have started with analogue […]

Telecom Namibia plans fibre network to link regional capitals

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Telecom Namibia, the state telecommunications company plans to construct a fibre based network to connect all 14 regional capitals in the southern African nation. Communications manager, Oiva Angula said in the capital Windhoek that the construction of the primary fibre route to connect 14 regional administrative capitals is already completed. “Construction of a secondary fibre route to regional administrative capitals is also done. The outstanding link is scheduled to be completed in March. The secondary route is important to ensure […]

Before you move your business to the cloud

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The South African digital economy is booming – with rapidly decreasing prices of connectivity, coupled with more and more cheap and cheerful entrants into the smartphone game, the average South African is now more exposed to cloud computing than ever before. We are using cloud services, such as Facebook, iCloud and Gmail, often without realising that these are cloud services. Yet, while the average consumer has fast adopted cloud technologies, business adoption is a little slower. According to the World […]

TP-LINK to increase Middle East head count

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TP-LINK Technologies Co Ltd, a manufacturer of SOHO and SMB networking products and solutions, has announced it is moving its regional headquarters to a bigger office, as part of the company’s expansion plans for 2015. The move to bigger office premises comes as the company has been expanding its regional sales, channel management, marketing department and technical support teams across the region. According to the manufacturer of wireless and networking solutions, the motivation behind the move into bigger premises is […]

Alcatel-Lucent to build converged network for Vodacom

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Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile service provider, to build a gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution to expand Vodacom’s customer base enterprise and residential markets. The new converged network enables Vodacom to provide customers with ultra-broadband needed to access bandwidth-hungry services and applications such as online gaming and streaming video. According to Vodacom, it will deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s comprehensive end-to-end GPON solution, as well as the Motive customer experience platform to provide high-quality network performance through advanced performance  management capabilities across both wireline and wireless. Andries Delport, Vodacom Group CTO said: “We first began talking with Alcatel-Lucent […]