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Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G...

20 Apr 2018

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Kenya: Mobile commerce deals pass $10bn mark

The value of mobile commerce transactions in Kenya has passed the Ksh1 trillion ($10 billion) mark for the first time...

16 Apr 2018

Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa

A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Liquid Telecom names Reshaad Sha as new CEO

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has named Reshaad Sha as its CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective 1 June 2018...

12 Apr 2018

MTN, Digital Skills Academy project boosts FTTH success

MTN and Digital Skills Academy has discovered that thorough consumer engagement boosts FTTH success...

11 Apr 2018

African data analytics markets receive $5m injection

Nigerian-based Terragon Group, an African mobile marketing company, has closed a $5m funding round led by Africa-focused TLcom Capital, giving Africa's data analytics markets a big boost...

4 Apr 2018

Data bundle rules due in April

Final regulations on the expiry of data bundles are set to be published by the end of April, telecommunications regulator the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) told MPs on Wednesday...

By Bekezela Phakathi 29 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Tanzania

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the best, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2018

More competition for MTN in Nigeria

MTN faces renewed competition in Nigeria, its biggest market, where a smaller competitor has set its sights on growing its network following a change in ownership...

26 Mar 2018

Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

16 Mar 2018

CCC to hold public hearing regarding complaint against MTN

The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will hold a public hearing regarding a matter lodged by Transnet (SOC) against MTN for the latter's alleged refusal to port certain numbers to another mobile network operator...

15 Mar 2018

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