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A Surfer’s Guide to the Internet.

Welcome to our blog, a Surfer’s Guide to the Internet.

At RocketNet, we believe in providing our customers with the best fibre internet experience possible. That is part of the reason why we started this blog. If we can take you on a journey to better understand the internet, the more you will enjoy the internet.

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Spectrum Auction. What is that and how does it work?

Spectrum Auction. What is that and how does it work?

Telecommunication companies cannot operate as they please. These companies, like RocketNet, need to receive a license from ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) to operate and use designated frequencies. These frequencies, sold on a spectrum...

5G. The Evolution Of Speed and Surveillance

5G. The Evolution Of Speed and Surveillance

One can only begin to imagine the possibilities of 5G network connectivity when one has a more in depth understanding of how network or mobile connectivity has evolved to get to the point where it is. To begin to understand 5G let’s take a dive into the world of...

Smart homes in South Africa. The possibilities

Smart homes in South Africa. The possibilities

You are in a rush as you leave your house in an attempt to make your flight on time. You forgot to close the garage door and switch off the lights inside the house, but it is too late to go back home. Simple solution, you open your home automation app to access your...

Cryptocurrency, decoding the meaning

Cryptocurrency, decoding the meaning

Cryptocurrency and its meaning have been the talk of the global town for about the last twelve years being featured in newspapers, on radio shows, on TV news and talk shows and even on billboards. Much has been said about the controversial investment opportunity and...

Starlink from SpaceX can bridge the digital divide

Starlink from SpaceX can bridge the digital divide

Starlink is on the brink of providing an upgrade to the way the global economy accesses the internet as we know it. With a first of its kind satellite mesh-network system Starlink is set to provide internet to even the most remote parts of the world. A project...

Digital Payments in South Africa and Using them Safely

Digital Payments in South Africa and Using them Safely

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us, we are moving closer and closer to becoming cashless societies. The advancement in technology with how we transact and pay for goods and services is rapidly evolving. Digital payments in South Africa and around the world...

Artificial Intelligence. Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence. Friend or Foe?

What we know. Artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI, is the ability of computer systems and programmes to carry out tasks that would normally require engagement and execution by human beings. One thing we know, which may not be common knowledge, is that...

Google facts: There’s more to Google than you know

Google facts: There’s more to Google than you know

The meeting that created Google facts In 1995 Larry Page met Sergey Brin while visiting Stanford as a potential student. Shortly afterwards the two started working out of their dorm rooms and developed a search engine known as Backrub. Backrub was then renamed to...

Astronauts and Submariners Covid-19 coping lessons

Astronauts and Submariners Covid-19 coping lessons

Astronauts and submariners understand tight spaces There are explorers and adventurers in our midst who have been through tough situations that have trained their minds to deal with strange and extremely tough positions. If anyone knows a thing or two about being...

E-waste. What is it and how do we manage it?

E-waste. What is it and how do we manage it?

All of us should know how to get rid of our E-waste safely and responsibly. There are companies like South City eWaste Recyclers who have recycling stations across the country. Similarly, companies such as Desco have bins as drop-off points for your electronics. You...

Gamer set-up ideas to keep the latency blues away

Gamer set-up ideas to keep the latency blues away

As a nod of recognition to the release of the new X-box Series X & S, and the PS5 during the 2020 holiday season, we decided to give some gamer set-up ideas to our customers who may be gamers themselves. We have a few seasoned gamers working here at RocketNet, so...

Online safety for kids while using fibre internet

Online safety for kids while using fibre internet

"Online safety for kids is of paramount importance".RocketNet During our downtime we tend to spend more money and time on our luxuries. This includes unwinding with online entertainment. As parents, we may become a bit more relaxed about how much time our kids spend...

How to avoid being tracked online by tech companies

How to avoid being tracked online by tech companies

As human beings, our privacy (including how to avoid being tracked online) and personal boundaries are inexplicably linked to our human dignity, our independence and our freedom. Privacy and the ability to decide who to let in and when, is critical to being able to be...

What is the cloud and how to make the most use of it

What is the cloud and how to make the most use of it

When asked the question ‘What is the cloud?’ you may have looked up at the sky and responded with ‘Well, first of all there isn’t only one, and it depends; it could be cumulus, stratus,  stratocumulus or cumulonimbus?’ But this isn’t a lesson from your primary...

The meaning of LTE and its relationship to 4G internet

The meaning of LTE and its relationship to 4G internet

The meaning of LTE and its relationship to 4G internet Discussing things in the internet space, like the meaning of LTE, can be a little confusing. In this blog post, we unpack the meaning of LTE in as short and as simple a way as possible. When discussing the meaning...

Back to work, a short guide to returning to the office

Back to work, a short guide to returning to the office

Back to work, a short guide to returning to the office It’s back to work time, as in getting back to the office. Working from home at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic was welcomed, but for many people, the novelty – and the productivity – has worn off. Getting...

What is fibre internet and what happened to dial-up?

What is fibre internet and what happened to dial-up?

Let's explore the history leading up to fibre internet? When exploring the question of what is fibre internet let’s start by exploring dial-up? Yikes, who would want to! Back in the day, when internet first started, dial-up was it, and it was mind blowing. People went...

Working from home, a most excellent guide.

Working from home, a most excellent guide.

A guide to working from home can be helpful to navigate through your daily routine. Each individual is unique, and you will need to adopt that which works best for you in your environment. Working from home, for me, is a mindset. You may want to gravitate toward...

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