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Ruckus demos Wi-Fi 6 in Africa

Ruckus Networks demonstrated Wi-Fi 6 at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year.

Click below to read more about the latest Wi-Fi technology.

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Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax and the latest generation of Wi-Fi, bridges the performance gap to deliver at ten-gigabit speeds. The new standard allows faster network performance by connecting more devices simultaneously, transitioning Wi-Fi to the de-facto for internet connectivity.

Ruckus Networks implemented the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology in Africa at The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya, in March.

As the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, the historic Assembly provides a framework for shifting global economic systems towards more sustainable trajectories that tackle environmental challenges. This year’s theme was on Innovative Solutions to Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production. Connectivity across the venue, expo, conference, and meeting rooms was critical and Ruckus delivered the Wi-Fi 6 experience with their R730 access points (APs).

“Wi-Fi has transitioned through six generations over the last 25 years, where speed and efficiency have improved tremendously,” said Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Networks sub-Saharan Africa. “The latest sixth-generation Wi-Fi, based on the 802.11ax standard, not only supports a maximum data rate of nearly 10 Gbps for better speed but will provide better performance in congested areas—from stadiums and city deployments to your own device-packed home. This was clearly seen with the speed and performance achieved at UNEA-4, with 50 Ruckus APs supporting approximately 733GB for over 4700 clients with an average speed of 105.9Mbps each day.”

Wi-Fi 6 is essentially built for IoT – a future-facing upgrade that can be costly and difficult to manage. Even more, this technology showcased four-fold capacity increase, along with better security.

“Bridging the gap between insatiable demand and performance is critical and Wi-Fi 6 will bring about a profound change in the industry,” said Graham. “In fact, analyst firm IDC expects to see Wi-Fi 6 deployments ramping up significantly in 2019 – becoming the dominant enterprise Wi-Fi standard by 2021 – and we are well-positioned to take advantage of these trends.”

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Vox’s Green Week offers discounted fibre speeds

Vox is offering businesses the chance to double the speed – and pay the regular price – for fibre, in its Double Up promo.

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Vox, a leading integrated ICT and telecommunications company, is not joining in the Black Friday frenzy. It’s going one better, with a Green Week. From 25 November to 2 December it is running a Vox Fibre to the Business (FTTB) Double Up Promo.

FTTB orders signed between 18 November and 2 December 2019, will automatically receive double the speed for the duration of their contract with Vox ,at a 33% saving.

FTTB Promo Offer

FTTB BUNDLEPURCHASE PRICEWHAT YOU GET
20 MbpsR 2,49940 Mbps 
50 Mbps R 4,499100 Mbps 
100 Mbps R 8,999200 Mbps 
200 Mbps R 12,999400 Mbps 
500 Mbps R 16,9991 Gbps 

The promo is applicable to 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps packages on the Frogfoot Fibre network and applies to all new links and re-sign orders.
The Green Week sale includes limited specials ranging from mobile data to ADSL, satellite, indoor and outdoor camera and voice services.  The discounted deals are available for one week only until midnight on 2 December 2019.

Says Vera Romano, executive head of marketing at Vox: “Our Green Week is fast becoming a popular annual event and as always, we have something for everyone – be it for the consumer or business market. Our key focus has been to provide packages that add value to the customer. So, keep an eye out over the next few days – there is something to suit everyone.”

To find out more visit https://www.vox.co.za

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Second chance to get discounted Xbox One

Last year’s Black Friday deals for the Xbox One were epic, and this year they return to being heavily discounted.

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With 9 days to go until the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday (29 November 2019), Prima Interactive has revealed its Black Friday deals for Xbox One. 

The deals remain roughly the same as last year’s Black Friday prices, suggesting that these are the absolute minimum at which retailers can sell the consoles.

Xbox fans won’t have to wait until 29 November but will be able to purchase the following deals from 25 November to 2 December 2019 from all leading gaming retailers:

Xbox Box S (1TB) Console for R 3 599.00

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Xbox Box One S + Wireless Controller for R 4 699.00

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Xbox One X for R 6 999.00

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