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MyBroadband was founded in 2003 to serve the South African broadband and IT community. It provides visitors with up-to-date coverage of IT and Internet related news, and gives them a place to give their views and share information.

    Werner Kapp Discusses Dimension Data’s Expansion And Strategy For 2022

    Werner Kapp Discusses Dimension Data’s Expansion And Strategy For 2022

    Werner Kapp has been at Dimension Data since 2000 and is now the CEO for the Middle East and Africa region. He served as a regional executive for 15 years before becoming the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2015, and finally taking the reins of Dimension Data in April 2021. As the Dimension Data CEO for the MEA region, Kapp has been instrumental in delivering integrated solutions to clients across the region.

    In this interview, Kapp meets with Aki Anastasiou to discuss Dimension Data’s strategy for the rest of the year. Kapp talks about his expectations from the IT landscape over the next few years – including the digital transformation trend. He then talks about how Dimension Data is managing the transition as things return to the way they were before the pandemic. Kapp closes by discussing the company’s ongoing data centre expansion and provides details about when the new NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre will go live.

    • 27 min
    Kagiso Khaole discusses how Uber is adapting to the South African market

    Kagiso Khaole discusses how Uber is adapting to the South African market

    Kagiso Khaole is the Head of Mobility Operations at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa. He is passionate about transforming how people and goods move across cities and is focused on building Uber into the biggest earnings platform in Africa. Khaole compares his management style as “akin to cartography”, as he is able to lead teams into unknown territories, help them find their “True North”, and - using both scientific and creative methods - leave with detailed maps.

    In this episode of What’s Next, Khaole discusses the latest developments at Uber Sub-Saharan Africa. He talks about Uber’s latest initiatives, including its exciting new on-demand delivery solution – Uber Connect Car. Khaole also unpacks how Uber has changed the services it provides over the past year, as well as how the market reacted to these changes. He concludes by discussing the trends he has seen regarding the explosive growth of delivery and general consumer behaviour in South Africa as the pandemic draws to a close.

    • 15 min
    Sentech CEO Mlamli Booi discusses the Pan African Satellite project

    Sentech CEO Mlamli Booi discusses the Pan African Satellite project

    Mlamli Booi is the CEO of Sentech — a position he has held since 2015. Booi has been working in the ICT sector since 1987, and during this time he has gained experience in business leadership, engineering, policy, strategy, and management. Prior to his appointment as Sentech CEO, Booi was directly appointed to the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Council by President Nelson Mandela in 1997 and was part of the team involved in licensing commercial and community radio stations. In 1999, Booi founded ICT consulting firm Z-Coms, which he managed until he moved to Sentech. Booi is an entrepreneur with a keen interest in innovation and has over thirty years of experience in the ICT sector.

    In this interview, Booi meets with Aki Anastasiou to discuss Sentech’s operations and services. He talks about how Sentech has shifted its focus from digital migration and details its new direction. Booi then details Sentech’s Pan African Satellite project, including what it is, how it works and what it takes to make it work. He expands upon the company’s critical role in satellite communications in South Africa, and concludes by explaining how this project will benefit South Africans and the rest of the African continent.

    • 21 min
    Akhona Nkalitshane And Peter French On The Importance Of Cybersecurity For Businesses

    Akhona Nkalitshane And Peter French On The Importance Of Cybersecurity For Businesses

    Akhona Nkalitshane is a product manager at Rectron South Africa, and Peter French is the GM for Middle East and Africa at Acronis.

    Nkalitshane is a cloud computing specialist who focuses on ground-breaking offerings in this area by cybersecurity OEMs such as Acronis. She has over seven years of experience in the IT and services industry, working at companies like HP and Introstat.

    French is a passionate technologist who has nearly 15 years of experience working in the IT industry at companies like ESET and Synapsys. He is an accomplished technology speaker and thought leader who is passionate about how tech can keep us connected while improving systems and the way we do things.

    In this What’s Next interview, French explains how Acronis sets itself apart in the cybersecurity space. Nkalitshane then discusses how remote working has added new cybersecurity considerations for businesses. She also outlines the common practices that companies overlook, which puts them at increased risk of being affected by cyber-attacks. French then talks about how POPIA has affected how South African businesses look at cybersecurity and data protection. He also mentions Acronis’ launch of a local data centre, and explains how this will help South African companies achieve data protection compliance. Nkalitshane then discusses the free security products that are designed for consumers, yet commonly used by small companies. She explains that these offerings are not good enough for business use. French concludes by discussing the added services Acronis offers to provide comprehensive cyber protection to businesses – including its powerful anti-ransomware tools.

    • 36 min
    Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub Talks About 5G And The Future Of The Cellular Industry

    Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub Talks About 5G And The Future Of The Cellular Industry

    Shameel Joosub is the CEO of Vodacom and one of South Africa’s most respected telecoms leaders. He joined Vodacom in 1994, where he served as the MD until 2010. He was then appointed as CEO of Vodacom Spain before becoming the Vodacom Group CEO in 2012. Joosub has played a vital role in developing Vodacom into one of the top telecommunications companies in South Africa and has seen the company bring the first commercial LTE and 5G mobile networks to the country.

    In this What’s Next interview, Aki Anastasiou meets with Joosub to discuss Vodacom’s 5G rollout and the future of the cellular industry in South Africa. Joosub discusses Vodacom’s substantial infrastructure investments over the past year, including spending R1 billion in the Western Cape and R450 million in Mpumalanga. He talks about the focus points of Vodacom’s 5G rollout and network expansion and highlights several of the biggest obstacles the company has faced. Joosub also discusses Vodacom’s plan of action after the conclusion of the spectrum auction. Finally, Joosub talks about Vodacom’s plans for the rest of 2022 and discusses his outlook for the cellular industry over the next few years.

    • 26 min
    Zaheer Ebrahim on the rising ransomware threat

    Zaheer Ebrahim on the rising ransomware threat

    Zaheer Ebrahim is a Senior Sales Engineer at Trend Micro, and has been involved in the IT industry since 2008. He is a certified Blue Knight with extensive knowledge in the security architecture and configuration domain, and has worked at New Horizons, Secure Data, Dimension Date, and now Trend Micro.

    In this What’s Next interview, Ebrahim discusses the 2021 edition of Trend Micro’s Annual Cybersecurity Report, titled “Navigating New Frontiers.” He unpacks how ransomware actors have evolved since 2018, and how the new strategies they are using are far more effective.

    • 21 min

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