April 2021, we celebrated being in business for 20 years. Our Scoop story, like many other good stories, began long, long ago in 2001, when we opened our doors to our 96 square meter warehouse-office space in Montague Gardens, Cape Town with a team of 3, we were the new kids on the block of ICT in South Africa. The story of Scoop is a tale of inspired leadership that transformed vision into reality, with countless transitions and milestones which now includes having a nationwide presence with branches in Cape Town, Midrand and Durban with a team of 65 Scoopies.
During the course of last week, there were a few reports globally of a security flaw in some of Tenda's Routers, specifically the following models: AC6, AC10, AC10U, AC15, AC18. In response, Tenda has released new firmware to patch this vulnerability across affected routers which is available on their website tendacn.com/en or via 'Over the Air' (OTA).
There is an extensive amount of high-sites and masts on buildings these days. With the ever-increasing number of radios placed on each of these high-sites and masts, it's interesting how few of them are in fact horn antennas. So, what exactly is a horn antenna and how would it make a difference?
With maximum efficiency being high on our list of priorities, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our business processes. As such, we are pleased to announce that we have introduced several features on our website that will dramatically improve our online ordering process. This article highlights how you can take advantage of these exciting features. As EASY as 1...2...3...
Ubiquiti have decided to remove all pricing plans. That means exactly what it says — UNMS Cloud is now completely free of charge! Having a reliable network and business management tool is crucial for any WISP. Unfortunately, some companies offer these types of tools at inflated prices that affect an already tight budget. Ubiquiti's goal is to empower anyone who would like to start a new WISP to help provide internet connectivity where coverage is lacking, and this is their contribution to this effort.
A parallel import or Grey Product is a product that is imported into South Africa without the manufacturer or local distributors’ knowledge. Although not illegal in South Africa, it poses a few risks to your business. We have outlined these risks below to help you make an informed decision.
GPS Synchronisation is a feature available on select airMAX products from Ubiquiti. When used, GPS synchronisation drastically reduces interference on co-located devices by syncing the devices' TX transmissions which would typically be 'heard' by half-duplex radios in co-located environments.
We have improved our Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) submission process to provide our customers with better service through quicker turn-around times. This article will explain our new online RMA procedure and what you can expect when returning faulty goods to Scoop.
We want to give our Dealers the opportunity to further expand their business via Takealot’s online retail platform. The aim of this article is to give you the benefit of our experience and let you in on what we have learnt to ensure that your process is as hassle-free as possible. Takealot can be complimented on the fact that they have an abundance of resources available for the reseller to explain the process of getting started, so I am not going to rehash the entire process, but rather just give a few tips.
At the outset, we need to highlight that telecoms law is a complex area of law and that we are by no means experts in the field. This article will only highlight some of the key elements with regards to the regulations and process for consideration when starting up a WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) in South Africa.