TechConnect.Africa

Noemsie ‘Pieter Stef du Toit’ Mkhatshwa: The Dynamo of techCONNECT

In the bustling hive of techCONNECT, there’s a force that doesn’t just push the envelope—it sends it hurtling through the stratosphere. That force has a name, and it’s Noemsie Bongikile Mkhatshwa. Around these parts, we just call her ‘Pieter Stef du Toit’, because like the famed rugby player, her work ethic is nothing short of […]

techCONNECT Empowering Communities: Connecting the World One Click at a Time

In this digital age, access to the Internet has become a basic necessity, as essential as water and electricity. It is the gateway to information, education, and limitless opportunities. Yet, even in today’s connected world, countless communities are still deprived of this fundamental resource. Our company aims to bridge this digital divide, enabling communities to […]

From a Fencepole to a Fleet: The Inspiring Journey of techCONNECT

In the quiet expanse of Nkomazi, stands a silent observer that we affectionately refer to as “Pole”. Though seemingly insignificant, this ordinary fencepole – which once served as the foundation of our first makeshift tower – holds a significant place in the history of techCONNECT. It’s a poignant reminder of our humble beginnings and an […]

An Ode to Pole

Our very first tower was a fencepole. We connected another pole to make a taller tower. Today, finally, we have moved all equipment off the pole. We call him “Pole” In the heart of the great techCONNECT domain,Stood a humble servant known only as “Pole”,Its existence elemental, yet not in vain,Wireless bonds it bestowed, that […]

Leveraging Next-Gen Wireless Technology for Rural Connectivity: A techCONNECT Perspective

Introduction The digital divide remains a substantial challenge globally, particularly in rural and remote areas. Many communities lack the infrastructural support needed to enjoy the benefits of fast, reliable, and affordable internet access, a fact that has become increasingly problematic in our digitally-driven age. At techCONNECT, we are committed to changing this narrative through innovative […]

Wi-Fi 6: The Future of Internet Connectivity is Here, and It’s Faster Than Fiber

In the world of internet connectivity, a new player in town is set to revolutionise how we access the web. It’s called Wi-Fi 6, and it’s not just an upgrade; it’s a game-changer. For Fixed Wireless Access providers like techCONNECT, this new technology opens up a world of possibilities, promising speeds that can rival and […]

Interview with techCONNECT: Harnessing the Power of Preseem for Optimal Network Performance

Arno Joubert, our Technical Director, was recently interviewed by Neil McDonald from Aterlo Networks regarding a product called Preseem that techCONNECT had implemented in their Network Stack. Neil: Tell us a bit more about techCONNECT Arno: We started operating in June 2017 in the quaint border town of Komatipoort. Primarily serving rural areas within a […]

techCONNECT: Unlocking Connectivity in the Nkomazi Region with 23 Towers and 55 Access Points

In today’s digital age, internet connectivity is the lifeblood of communities and businesses. As an internet service provider (ISP), techCONNECT understands the importance of meeting clients’ evolving demands while delivering reliable and efficient internet services. This blog post will delve into the fascinating world of techCONNECT and its efforts to unlock connectivity throughout the Nkomazi […]

How to Speed Up Your Internet: The Role of Latency

Internet speed is not just about how much data you can download or upload at once (aka ‘throughput’), but also about how quickly that data can travel from point A to point B. This speed of data travel is known as ‘latency’, and it’s a big deal. Imagine you’re in a race: Throughput is the […]

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