Fibre and Netflix is Cheaper than DStv Premium

Fibre and Netflix is Cheaper than DStv Premium

Thanks to lower uncapped broadband prices and the low costing structures of Netflix both globally and in South Africa, thousands of South Africans have been dumping their DStv Premium subscriptions. In fact, the loss of subscribers that MutiChoice SA has been experiencing has led their CEO Calvo Mawela to call for ICASA to regulate Netflix, due to what he terms is “an unfair advantage”.

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Fibre Infrastructure Operators in SA

Fibre Infrastructure Operators in SA

MacroLan is now part of Seacom and a major player in the South African Fibre Infrastructure Industry, which all started off as the Parkhurst fibre project in 2014. But before we go into more detail about the Fibre Infrastructure Operators here in South Africa, let’s take a look at the expansion history of Fibre Networks over the last 4 years.

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South African Broadband Speed Comparison

We’ve all heard the grumbling about broadband speeds in South Africa, but when compared to the rest of the world, how do we really compare? Well out of the top 200 countries measured in over 163 million speed tests over a 12 month period (2017 -2018), South Africa came 76th in the worldwide broadband speed league with an average speed of 6.38 mbps. That is an improvement of 4 places from the 2016 – 2017 measurements taken the previous year. (more…)

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SME’s Can Benefit from Cloud Services

SME’s Can Benefit from Cloud Services

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (or SME’s for short) in South Africa are starting to turn to cloud services and reaping the benefits, which is affording them the opportunity to improve their business continuity and promote growth. Gone are the days of filing customer, client or patient information and the risk of data loss is being mitigated thanks to the forward thinking SME business owners. But which SME’s would benefit the most from Cloud Services? In our opinion there are many, but the ones listed below would do particularly well to adopt the cloud as their primary data repository:

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Popular Types of Web Hosting Services

Popular Types of Web Hosting Services

So you’re looking for a web hosting company, but are a little confused by the different types of web hosting plans and services on offer? Well fear not dear reader, because we’re here to help you make the right hosting decision for your business and website.

Forget about “technical geek speak”, in this article we’ll be taking things back to the basics and highlighting 8 distinctly different web hosting options in a way that everyone can understand. So without further ado, let’s dive right into things…

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Top 5 Website Types in South Africa

Top 5 Website Types in South Africa

This is the internet age, and websites are a part of everyday life. But most people don’t know about how many different types of websites there are in the online environment, or what there functions are. This article will help shed some light on this, and hopefully help you make the right website development choices when you decide to build your business website.

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Top 10 Most Common Cryptocurrencies

Top 10 Most Common Cryptocurrencies Right Now

Cryptocurrencies have been BIG news for some time now, but one of the most searched for questions about them on the internet is which ones are the most relevant right now? By their very nature Cryptocurrencies are volatile, so this is by no means an indicator of how to invest in Cryptocurrencies, but rather which ones are most regularly in the news. And the ones that people are talking about.

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