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Consumer pressure mounts over data fees

Pressure is mounting on mobile network operators to lower data costs as the regulator vows to protect consumers...

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago

Vodacom signs R1bn deal to exploit Prasa's fibre-optic network

Vodacom scored its second government contract in a week after it entered into a 15-year agreement worth R1bn with the Prasa...

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago

Spectrum crunch blamed for data costs

A "spectrum crunch" is behind SA's high cost of data, a Vodacom official has told Parliament. Parliament's telecoms and postal service committee...

By Bekezela Phakati 22 Sep 2016

Big Data and Africa's Green Revolution

I believe that if Africa can have a Green Revolution, central to it will be a data revolution....

By Debisi Araba 21 Sep 2016

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems...

By Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016

Push to make 0800 numbers truly toll-free might backfire

Even though telephone numbers starting with 0800 are known as 'toll-free' in South Africa, they are not truly free of cost for the caller...

20 Sep 2016

New national LTE-A network on the cards for SA

Paul Harris, chairman of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) - the company that owns iBurst - has announced a multi-billion rand investment...

19 Sep 2016

YOAC fibre cable manufacturing skills transfer commences

As China strengthens relations in South Africa, Chinese majority owned Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) continues its efforts to facilitate opportunities...

7 Sep 2016

Network video surveillance and analytics - a smarter, safer future

From toddlers completely au fait with mobile devices, through to 24/7 365 online shopping or access to real-time and dynamic financial services...

7 Sep 2016

Dark Fibre Africa eyes state firm

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is keen to buy state-owned Broadband Infraco and will consider participating in the process once the government had taken its decision...

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Sep 2016

High costs 'keep SA out of business process outsourcing'

SA's high telecommunications costs are undermining its ability to be strong player in call centres and other areas of the fast-growing business process outsourcing...

1 Sep 2016

Free Wi-Fi: spreading the web

What it means: Wi-Fi is free for users, but someone has to fund it. Most SA metros already offer free Wi-Fi. Can free public Wi-Fi access become an election issue?

By Thabiso Mochiko 29 Aug 2016

Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity

The mobile revolution is accelerating and hotels have to remain on the front lines of the uprising. Hoteliers have had to get smarter when it comes to their Wi-Fi since...

29 Aug 2016

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