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  • Infraco promises to ramp up spending
    December 8, 2011 - Troubled state-owned telecommunications wholesaler Broadband Infraco has promised to ramp up its spending from next year as it seeks to establish more network points of presence in towns and cities across the country.
  • MWeb upgrades its network
    December 6, 2011 - Internet service provider MWeb has completed what it calls a “four-phase infrastructure and backbone upgrade” that now means it’s running a 10Gbit/s connection between SA’s three biggest cities and offering subscribers in Durban a more direct route into its network.
  • 10Gbps MWEB ADSL network upgrade
    December 5, 2011 - MWEB concludes four-phase network build and upgrade, which includes 10Gbps national links and 23Gbps SEACOM bandwidth
  • MWEB Invites Durban ISPs to Peer
    November 30, 2011 - MWEB today announced the establishment of an MWEB point-of-presence at the Teraco Data Centre in Durban.
  • PIC improves fibre cable capacity
    November 1, 2011 - A photonic integrated circuit gives long haul optic fibre cable the ability to carry much bigger loads
  • Teraco opens Durban data centre as colocation demand continues to rise in SA
    September 26, 2011 - Vendor neutral facilities provider proves the success of its business model with the launch of a third facility. 
  • Durban Internet Exchange here soon
    September 19, 2011 - ISPA is finalizing the selection of a host for its Durban Internet Exchange which should be live within months
  • Teraco grows on neutrality
    September 1, 2011 - If you wanted hosting in South Africa, one of the many downsides was biting the bullet and realising there was no such thing as a neutral provider. Host with an ISP and your rack is going to be in its datacentre connected via its Internet link. Host with a carrier and it would direct you to its business hosting arm. And if you were providing services to third parties, then there was a good chance the ISP or telco would do its best to steal your customers.
  • ARC Telecoms joins Teraco
    August 23, 2011 - ARC Telecoms has partnered with Teraco to offer SMEs colocation in Teraco’s vendor neutral data centre in Isando
  • Extreme makeover: Data centres
    August 12, 2011 - Data has joined money in having the dubious honour of making the world go round. There's a lot of it and thanks to our obsession with information, it's multiplying like bacteria in a warm Petri dish. This growth is fuelling huge demand for data centres, which means finding more of what the world is rapidly running out of – space and cheap electricity. With the number of data centres worldwide heading into the millions, organisations, Web companies, and co-location providers are desperately trying to find ways to up storage capacity without guzzling more electricity.
  • Africa pioneers high-speed internet
    August 5, 2011 - Reliable Internet access and connectivity has for decades been a hindrance to Africa's development agenda. Several attempts to enhance connectivity and reliability for Africa's Internet are currently underway and huge investments have so far been poured into these gigantic continental initiatives.
  • SEACOM claims world 1st with 500GB/s network trial
    August 1, 2011 - Seacom and Infinera Corp that they had achieved a global first by successfully trialling five 100 Gigabit per second (100 Gbps) channels of optical transmission over a distance of 1732 kilometres.
  • Teraco data centre expansion plans
    July 29, 2011 - Data centre provider Teraco has previously announced their plans for a new data centre in Durban as well as a new phase to their data centre (DC) in Johannesburg.
  • What Seacom’s R100m investment in local infrastructure means for you
    July 26, 2011 - ICT enabler, Seacom has invested R100m in local infrastructure to meet the ever increasing demand for broadband services and applications in the country. According to a statement, released by the company, the investment includes “the purchase of physical optical fibre links from [optical fibre infrastructure] Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) as well as installing the equipment required for Seacom to manage the network linking KwaZulu-Natal’s coast where the Seacom marine cable lands to two redundant points of presence (PoPs) in Gauteng”.
  • Gateway Communications expands its presence in Southern Africa
    July 11, 2011 - Gateway Communications, the leading supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, has now enhanced and expanded its delivery of restored and non-restored IP (Internet Protocol)transit solutions to licensed African operators . Gateway Communications has partnered with Teraco, one of the leading providers of neutral data centres in Southern Africa to facilitate this expansion.
  • SEACOM: New Choices as Internet Prices fall
    July 4, 2011 - Investment opportunities for the future in East and North Africa as a result of increasing access to high capacity bandwidth revolve around cloud computing, business process outsourcing (BPO) and content management, a SEACOM official has said. Julius Opio, SEACOM's head of sales said the future is also in the areas of managed services, e-Commerce, e-Health, e-Government and e-Learning as bandwidth capacity has improved greatly with prices down as well.
  • Teraco’s expansion for improved business data services in Africa
    June 6, 2011 - International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group,has announced an investment in Teraco Data Environments that will help the company expand its data center storage and hosting facilities in South Africa and into other parts of Africa, improving information technology infrastructure in the region.
  • Teraco completes Series-C round of funding
    June 2, 2011 - Teraco Data Environments, South Africa’s only provider of vendor neutral colocation data centres, announces the completion of a R158 million ‘Series C’ financing. The financing includes a combination of both equity and debt, with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, becoming an equity shareholder in Teraco and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) providing R80 million of senior debt.
  • ICT: From the ocean to the cloud
    May 30, 2011 - Living in the cloud requires bigger bandwith and an army of data centres. As mobile data traffic in Africa expands at a remarkable rate the cable companies themelves are caching in on the need for content.
  • EOH: Cloud computing taking off fast with Teraco
    May 24, 2011 - The adoption of cloud computing technologies by South African and African companies is taking place faster than IT companies expected, says EOH Executive Director Rob Godlonton.
  • Teraco appoints CFO to build large enterprise financial structure
    May 10, 2011 - The senior appointment of a chief financial officer with considerable industry experience will ensure ongoing stability as the company evolves to a significantly larger business.
  • Main One and SEACOM join forces
    May 6, 2011 - Main One and SEACOM have interconnected their West and East African Cable Systems to launch capacity services from PoP to PoP, from a STM-1 level and above. This partnership extends the Main One and SEACOM networks to create a system that offers connection between any SEACOM and Main One PoPs all around Africa between South Africa and Nigeria.
  • ATC unites with Teraco partner Telehouse
    May 5, 2011 - Altech Technology Concepts (ATC) has partnered with global data centre and ICT services company Telehouse. ATC recently built a new network to boost the reliability and performance of its services. In a recent development ATC has partnered with Telehouse which will manage ATC’s data centres.
  • Altech bets on ATC for broadband
    May 2, 2011 - Altech spends millions on broadband network through Altech Technology Concepts to take on established players. In February this year Altech Technology Concepts (ATC) announced that they have built their own network to address performance and reliability issues and offer businesses a range of ‘high quality telecommunications products and services.’
  • Umhlanga data centre boon for Durban
    April 21, 2011 - Teraco Data Environments has taken advantage of Durban's broadband strategy by fitting out a new data centre in Umhlanga. According to Teraco, on completion, the Umhlanga data centre will offer local companies a wide range of connectivity options. The company says the R35 million facility will be up and running within the next two months. The Teraco component started about a month ago and will be finished by mid- to end-June, it states.
  • SEACOM`s new and Internet services explained
    April 20, 2011 - SEACOM yesterday announced that they have moved from a basic international fibre infrastructure provider (selling STM 1, 4, 16 and 64 IPLC services) to an IP packet product provider, significantly extending their product range. This was made possible by SEACOM’s new IP platform. “The IP Platform project involves the design, deployment and operation of nine land-based Internet access points that will store popular web content closer to where the Internet is accessed,” SEACOM explained in a press statement.
  • Durban leads SA`s fibre revolution
    April 19, 2011 - Broad range of communication infrastructure developments in Durban is attracting new interest in city as a business hub for all sizes of business
  • SEACOM launches Internet services South Africa
    April 18, 2011 - SEACOM has extended its product range in South Africa which now includes Internet, IP VPN and Ethernet services
  • BRICS back R3bn Brasil-SA mega cable
    April 15, 2011 - The governments of Brazil, China, Russia, India and SA have agreed to support a new, R3bn undersea cable that will connect Brazil with SA and Angola, and provide the region with onward connectivity to the US and Asia
  • Is Green computing real or just fashionable?
    April 13, 2011 - Green – or environmentally sustainable computing –addresses the issues of energy consumption, the use of environmentally-benign components and environmentally –sustainable disposal of redundant equipment. In South Africa, with the recent 25% hike in electricity tariffs, energy efficiency is taking centre stage.
  • EOH's Bohbot downplays telecoms threat
    April 12, 2011 - Asher Bohbot, CEO of fast-growing JSE-listed IT group EOH, has downplayed the potential threat posed by telecommunications operators wanting to muscle into the business technology services market.
  • Durban becoming Africa's first "smart city"
    April 8, 2011 - DURBAN is becoming South Africa’s new business-friendly leader, as the city’s progressive broadband strategy and significant infrastructure investment is fulfilling its goal of being Africa’s first “smart city”.
  • Virtual servers are key to stable computing infrastructure for SMEs
    March 23, 2011 - By necessity, the owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) must be expert multi-taskers, simultaneously managing the finance, HR, sales, marketing, administration and IT functions, all while servicing their clients or customers.
  • Altech targets Cape using network infrastructure in Teraco
    March 15, 2011 - ALTECH Technology Concept (ATC) is rolling out its telecommunications network in Cape Town, to be launched early next month as it targets new clients.
  • Fibre to your home: Connected to Teraco
    March 9, 2011 - Want fibre to your home? You could soon have it. i3 Africa, a new company backed by the National Empowerment Fund, plans to build a high-speed fibre network connecting 2,5m homes within the next 4-5 years in a multibillion-rand project that could transform SA’s broadband landscape.
  • Teraco is a leader in African Data Centre Markets
    March 8, 2011 - In 2011, the outlook for the growing data centre market in Africa is very promising, with various degrees of roll-out and the steady build-up of services associated with them. In some parts of Africa such as in South African, the data centre market is booming in anticipation of the new bandwidth that will be supplied by the new WACS cable later this year, but several regions remain untapped although local corporate demand is growing. South Africa has the largest number of shared data centres in Africa. With 15 facilities, S.A. leads the way to improved digital content access, resilience and IT solutions. The most famous SA data centres are Teraco, BCX and Internet Solutions.
  • Nashua Mobile in bid to reinvent itself
    March 4, 2011 - Reunert subsidiary, cellular service provider Nashua Mobile, on Thursday launched a voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service called EasiVoice in an effort to deal with the strain on its least-cost routing (LCR) services due to lower mobile call termination rates.
  • Altech unit to tackle broadband market
    February 22, 2011 - Altech Technology Concepts, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Altech Group, has launched business- and consumer-focused capped and uncapped broadband products on the back of a multimillion-rand investment in network infrastructure.
  • ATC rolls out wireless access services
    February 21, 2011 - Altech Technology Concepts (ATC) recently announced that it has built its own network to address performance and reliability issues and offer businesses a range of 'high quality telecommunications products and services.'
  • Web Africa hosting: Triple the data and half the price for over-usage
    January 18, 2011 - Web Africa today announced that they have tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, the traffic allowance on all their Nitro Dedicated Server packages, and at the same time, they have lowered the price of over-usage from the usual 4c per MB to 2c per MB.