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What needs to be done to get SA telcos ready for 5G?

Fifth generation networks will not only host new service types but will also require new infrastructure and network design to support them. Indeed, the move from 4G to 5G will be anything but straightforward. Are SA's telcos ready?

By Trevor Rajcoomar 12 Jul 2018

Here's how much you'll pay for Telkom's new FreeMe Promo voice bundles

It's a great day to be a Telkom subscriber and a call-a-holic, not so much a data splurger...

By Andy Walker 9 Jul 2018

Durban July to be live streamed in 4K using 5G

Vodacom has partnered up with Nokia to showcase the high speed and low latency capabilities of 5G and will use 4K video cameras to record and stream live, immersive footage from two different positions at this year's Durban July...

6 Jul 2018

Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The NDP notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure"...

By Mathieu du Plooy 21 Jun 2018

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research...

20 Jun 2018

3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report focuses on commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT...

18 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

Welcome to a hyper-available South Africa

The imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies...

By Kate Mollett 11 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Cell C soon to roam on MTN network

MTN has announced that Cell C will soon be roaming on its network, with the initiation of a wholesale national roaming agreement...

29 May 2018

Huawei crowned Vodafone Supplier of the Decade

Vodafone has named Huawei Supplier of the Decade at its Supplier Awards event which recognises companies that have performed outstandingly in supporting the group's continuous drive for operating efficiency...

24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The evolution of mobile networks in Africa

As we move closer to the era of 5G technology, the mobile network industry is gearing up for what this will bring to the technology landscape...

By Giovanni Chiarelli 23 May 2018

Orange Business Services appoints new CEO

Dr Helmut Reisinger has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Orange Business Services, taking over from Thierry Bonhomme...

4 May 2018

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