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Navigating towards smart ports in a digital storm

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port. As digitisation drives a wave of technological innovation and integration, so an increasing number of industries and businesses are seeking to transform themselves into enterprises that are more data and insights driven. The port industry is no exception.

Medicine beyond borders: Telemedicine in South Africa

Telemedicine, a term which literally means “healing at a distance”, speaks to the use of technology to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for extending medical services to communities that lack access to specialised health care services to their geographic location.

Machine Learning and the Smart Autonomous Vehicles Revolution

Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better! We can confidently say that because machine learning is making great strides in improving healthcare, manufacturing industry and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a plethora of industries.

Public-sector projects can benefit significantly from high-speed connectivity

It has been 23 years since the first Pan-African Conference of Ministers of Public/ Civil Service was held in Tangier. Since then there has been a lot of progress in the terms of public sector services on the continent. We need to celebrate the successes, reflect on the challenges, and really acknowledge the role that public services plays in advancing the socio-economic state of the African continent and its citizens.

SA Internet penetration to reach 40% in 2017

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 19 July 2017 – The South African Internet user population passed the 20-million mark for the first time last year, reaching 21 million, and is expected to grow to at least 22.5 million in 2017. This is the main finding of the Internet Access in South Africa 2017 study released today by World Wide Worx with the support of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), the country’s leading provider of wholesale open-access fibre connectivity.

DFA successfully raises R1.25 billion of funding

CENTURION, South Africa – 30 May 2017 – DFA, South Africa's leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, announces that it has successfully secured additional term-debt funding of R1.25 billion. This follows the extension and increase to R1.1 billion of its revolving credit facility in December 2016. The debt facilities will be used to refinance a maturing term loan and to finance the continued expansion of DFA’s extensive open-access national metro fibre footprint.

DFA to expand open access fibre network in George

CENTURION, South Africa – 20 February 2017 – Residents and businesses of George will soon be benefitting from high-speed connectivity as national telecommunications provider Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) plans to deploy its world-class optical fibre network in the coastal town starting March 2017.

South Africa’s DFA Automates and Virtualises Service Offerings Using Ciena Blue Planet

HANOVER, Md, USA; CENTURION, South Africa – November 30, 2016 – Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), South Africa's leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, is deploying [Ciena]'s® (NYSE: CIEN) [Blue Planet] orchestration software to automate the delivery of Ethernet services across its existing multi-vendor network and provide more service flexibility and agility for their customers.

Sigfox expanding its Global IoT network into South Africa in partnership with DFA

LABÈGE, France; JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 14 November 2016 – Today, Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of a global communication solution powering the Internet of Things (IoT), and its partner DFA announced the roll-out of the Sigfox network in South Africa – the largest economy and most industrialised nation on the African continent.