What is LTE Advanced?

LTE Advanced

You’ve gone for your mobile phone upgrade and heard the acronym LTE bandied about, but what exactly does it mean, and what does it hold in store for us mobile data users moving forward? But before we get to the future, let’s deal with the now, as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the current standard for high-speed wireless communication. It is based on GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies and is the dominant communication format for modern mobile phones and data terminals.

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What is an Open Access Network?

Ever since the South African Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services published its National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper last year the buzzword on everyone’s lips has “Open Access Network”. But what exactly is an Open Access Network, and how will it change the way we as South African web users interact with the internet?

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China Invests in SA Fibre Development

Chinese company, Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) will be investing R150-million in the Dube Trade Port Industrial Development Zone in Durban, which according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, will help build South African focused fibre optic cable capacity. This is a joint venture between the Chinese company, and the JSE Listed South African Company Mustek Limited.

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