Category: Connected Cities

On the future of connected cities.

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Annual ReviewA look back.  My review of African telecom infrastructure development in 2014. Undersea CablesPerhaps the most noticeable thing about undersea fibre-optic cable development around Africa was the soundless popping...

/ 7 January 2015

Google, Facebook, and frickin’ Laser Beams

I have such a complicated relationship with Google and Facebook that I sometimes find it hard to write about them.  I don’t mean complicated in the sense of conflict of interest although it is true that one of the organisations...

/ 28 April 2014

South African National Broadband Forum

I am getting quite excited about the upcoming South African Broadband Forum next week.  Inspired by the coalition that emerged in the United States to get broadband infrastructure investment on the political agenda in the run-up to the U.S. election,...

/ 18 March 2009

ICASA – Stealing from AIDS Orphans

So, I’ve moved on from righteous indignation yesterday to outright disbelief today.  News this week that the South African communications regulator (ICASA) have sent their enforcers  in to confiscate Dabba’s WiFi equipment in Orange Farm makes me angry enough to...

/ 18 February 2009

Another small victory for common sense

Here in South Africa, Justice Norman Davis has denied Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburi’s request to appeal the Altech ruling. This once again opens the doors to competition in the telecoms sector in South Africa.  The Minister can still appeal to the...

/ 31 October 2008
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