MWeb network gets major upgrade

Internet service provider MWeb is now running a 10Gbit/s connection between South Africa’s three biggest cities through what it calls a “four-phase infrastructure and backbone upgrade”. TechCentral reports that according to MWeb CEO, Rudi Jansen, the first phase of the upgrade involved upgrading MWeb’s link between its data centres in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The …

New undersea cable to link Africa to the Americas and Europe

Plans have been reveled for a new undersea fiber-optic cable, which aims to link Africa, South America, North America and Europe. The Wasace cable, which  is being project managed by the David Ross Group of the US is a high-capacity submarine telecommunications cable to serve the African continent. The Wasace Cable Company Worldwide is quoted by TechCentral as …

Broadband prices: SA vs the world

According to a report published on MyBroadband.co.za, South Africa measures up well against international average entry-level DSL tarrifs, but doesn’t do so well in terms of price-per-Mbp. Point-Topic released their Q3 2011 Broadband Tariff Benchmark report, comparing broadband prices globally according to access technology and service descriptions. Entry level prices The report revealed that the average …