The unprecedented damage to three major undersea internet cables has thrust South Africa into a precarious position.
Here’s the thing: we don’t need faster internet. Rather, we need to get existing technologies into the hands of more people.
Icasa has made a large tranche of additional Wi-Fi 6E spectrum available to South African users. This is why it matters.
Communications regulator Icasa has officially opened a big portion of the 6GHz band to Wi-Fi applications.
The perfect storm of a power-crippled 5G roll-out will widen rather than narrow the digital divide in South Africa.
The ongoing power crisis is starting to threaten one of the fundamental drivers of South Africa’s digital economy: Internet access.