KwaZulu-Natal's (KZN) northern coast is marked by one of the greatest protected wetlands. This area of the coast is also the exact location where the SEACOM cable landed last year, connecting the east coast of Africa to Europe and India.
Environmental authorities last week confirmed that they were satisfied that horizontal drilling to connect the R5-billion SEACOM undersea fibre-optic cable to its landing stage near Mtunzini has left no mark on the protected wetland.
Virtual Box Sales Manager, Viresh Chopta, talks to us about Microsoft's Cloud Computing and how the arrival of SEACOM better facilitates it. Cloud computing means computers and servers are no longer found on site but rather off site and can be accessed at any time through the internet.
What can Africa do with faster broadband?
Faster broadband for Africa means African ideas and innovations can move faster. It means we can more easily collaborate, educate, train and share.
Steve Midgley, managing director of Cisco South Africa, discusses how effective broadband connectivity at the right price will transform businesses. He also mentions his hope of free education to all through the increase in broadband.
We fast approached the end of 2009, and what a year it has been for everyone at SEACOM. The year saw us struggle to fight off pirates and make sure that Africa is provided with international broadband capacity.
Now that SEACOM has arrived, we hoping to see better, faster and cheaper broadband becoming available to you, the public.
We are proud of our president being named ICT Newsmaker of the Year by TechCentral. Well done Brian Herlihy.