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Fibre is a Must-Have for Your Business!

Posted by on 21 Sep 2017 under Fibre

Business Fibre, a Must-Have

Earlier this month we posted about what to do once you’ve got business fibre, and we’d like to continue that conversation today. The fibre revolution is already here, and if you have not yet moved your business onto a fibre infrastructure, you’re missing out on access to some very important business dynamics. We’d also like to add that business fibre is more than just a communication tool, it is in fact a business enabler which allows you to introduce multiple innovations and continuously add and improve business strategies.


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Got Business Fibre? What’s Next?

Posted by on 21 Sep 2017 under Fibre

Business Fibre

As a business owner or head of IT you’ve played a major part in making the decision to take your company out of the ADSL dark ages and into the bright future that is fibre. But what does this mean for your company, and what do you do next?


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Africa’s Domain Names Worth a Whack…

Posted by on 22 Aug 2017 under Connectivity

$52 million, to be precise… This is, according to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the total annual value of the current African Internet Domain Name Market! This massive amount was recently made public by ICANN, which is a non-profit organisation responsible for looking after and co-ordinating Africa’s namespaces on the internet, at the 59th meeting of the Africa domain name system (DNS) group.

Africa's Domain Name Market Worth $52m

Hosted in conjunction with the ZA Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA), this public meeting saw the coming together of local and international thought leaders and internet stakeholders to ensure the future development of working and legal policy related to the African focused internet domain name system.


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The Rise of Remote Working in SA

Posted by on 22 Aug 2017 under Cloud Computing, Fibre

The Rise of Remote Working in SA

We’ve seen it on the big screen and in popular TV series over the past decade, but now thanks to the improvement and easy access of Fibre to the home, the rise of remote working in SA is a reality. It is believed that at least one third of the country’s white collar workforce is already working outside of their company offices and this number is set to rise.


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100Mbps Business Internet Rocks!

Posted by on 27 Jul 2017 under Fibre

100Mbps Business Internet Rocks!

Over the past decade South African businesses and private consumers have had to look on in envy as much of the rest of the world enjoyed internet speeds of 100Mbps (and sometimes even higher). But now, us South African’s not only have it as an option, but it is now even more affordable thanks to our Macrolan uncapped broadband business fibre options.


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Goodbye Copper and Hello Fibre!

Posted by on 27 Jul 2017 under Fibre

Goodbye Copper and Hello Fibre!

MacroLan is at the forefront of the charge to bring Fibre to both homes and business in South Africa, and this is helping to usher in a future in which copper is being phased out and Fibre is becoming the new norm. But what of the old communication stalwarts such as Telkom? What are they doing in 2017 and are they making the move to fibre along with the smaller more agile companies such as MacroLan?


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4 Questions About Fibre Internet

Posted by on 29 Jun 2017 under Fibre

Important Questions About Fibre Internet

Fibre Internet to both the home and businesses is the future of digital data communication in South Africa. In fact, it is no longer a nice to have, it is a necessity thanks to the growth explosion of online content demand. Everything from streaming television to communicating with business clients via video or voice technology, banking and cloud based storage all need a fast and reliable internet connection. But before taking the leap into the future of digital communication, there are 4 very specific questions that we think you need to ask your chosen service provider, and if they cannot answer all 4 satisfactorily, then we suggest that you look elsewhere for your fibre to the home or fibre to business provider.


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Ditch Business ADSL and Go Fibre!

Posted by on 29 Jun 2017 under Fibre

There is no doubt about it, the time for business ADSL is past and your future lies with business fibre! DSL and wireless internet were fine for businesses a decade ago, but things have changed since the words “digital marketing” and “digital business” were first coined. Today fibre is more than just a faster business internet connection, it is has become an indispensable tool that can determine business success both now and in the future.


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What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics?

Posted by on 31 May 2017 under Fibre

What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics?

If you’re reading this IT Blog, then there is an almost 100% chance that you know of Fibre-Optics. You’ve even probably heard the name mentioned in IT meetings, discussions around the table when Fibre To The Home (FTTH) is referenced, or simply when people talk about faster internet for media streaming, gaming or for doing business. But there is one question that many people fail to ask, and that is – What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics? Well this blog posts will help you answer that question.


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Fibre Optic vs. DSL Internet Service

Posted by on 25 May 2017 under Connectivity, Fibre

Fibre Optic Cable

So, you’ve decided to make the switch from DSL Internet to Fibre, but would like to know more about how they compare to each other? Well we at MacroLan have taken the hard work out of your research and provided not only a cost, reliability and speed comparison in this blog post, but also a video at the end that will help you make the right internet service decision for your home or business.


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