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MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa...

10 hours ago

Praise for probe into cellphone industry

Analysts have welcomed the Competition Commission's call for a wider investigation into competition in the cellphone data and voice market, saying this could further stimulate competition and level the playing field for small operators...

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Apr 2017

ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services

ICASA signs a technical agreement with the communications regulator of Mozambique to collaborate on telecommunications and broadcasting services...

21 Apr 2017

TNM consolidates growth, increases profitability

Telekom Network Malawi's growth and business consolidation has achieved traction with its 2016 performance beating that of 2015 in key respects of profitability, customer growth and cost containment...

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 19 Apr 2017

MTN accountant arrested for allegedly stealing more than R20m

An MTN financial accountant has been bust for allegedly stealing R24m from the company, the Gauteng Hawks said...

By Naledi Shange 13 Apr 2017

Minister invites public inputs on ICT strategies

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services invites members of society to provide written inputs on three strategies that are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery...

13 Apr 2017

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria...

3 Apr 2017

New Vodacom Siyakha mobile solution for pregnant women

Through Vodacom's Siyakha platform, the company has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers support to pregnant women...

30 Mar 2017

Struggling Ericsson takes huge hit on Q1 accounts

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Ericsson took a huge hit on its first-quarter accounts in a bid by its new chief executive to turn the beleaguered telecoms giant around...

29 Mar 2017

MPs want to question transport officials over shambles at eNatis

Parliamentarians resolved to approach the Department of Transport about the shambolic state of affairs at the National Traffic Information System (eNatis)...

29 Mar 2017

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet...

27 Mar 2017

BCX ICT solutions provider launches in Africa

Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, described as Africa's premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider...

22 Mar 2017

Google Family Link lets you monitor kids' mobile usage

Apple's Family Sharing functionality has been one of the better features for parents, allowing them to approve family members' purchases and more. Now, Google has stepped things up in a big way thanks to the Family Link app...

By Hadlee Simons 16 Mar 2017

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

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Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of F8 2017, saw chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire; director of applied machine learning, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela; chief scientist of Oculus research, Michael Abrash; and VP of engineering and building 8 Regina Dugan present their keynote thoughts.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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