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Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal

The contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will encourage competition in the telecommunications market by giving hundreds of licensed entities access to radio waves, the government argues...

By Nick Hedley 12 hours ago

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers...

7 Dec 2017

SA Customer Satisfaction Index reveals preferred mobile network

According to Consulta's latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Cellular Networks, cellular network customers are the least satisfied with MTN and most satisfied with Vodacom...

5 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Kerry Hibberd to 'Change the World' w/ 'goodvertising' and Vodacom

Net#work BBDO strategist Kerry Hibberd is going to be swapping creative strategy for volunteering next year, as part of Vodacom's Change the World programme...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2017

Google data-saving tool aims to help manage smartphone bills

Google is taking aim at the "next billion" internet users with a way to stop smartphone apps from needlessly burning through mobile data...

4 Dec 2017

How cellphones can help keep travellers safe

According to Waspa, an industry representative body of over 400 members who specialise in mobile content delivery and application development, cellphones can play an important role in keeping travellers safe...

29 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg have just launched MTN's summer brand campaign and everything about it is next level...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2017

IoT driving traffic, enhancing business value for telco sector

'Internet of things' (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like 'cloud'...

By Hrusostomos Vicatos 22 Nov 2017

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m...

22 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Vodacom connects to the fast lane

At a little more than four years old, Vodacom's "internet of things" (IoT) business was already generating R800m a year in revenue and "accelerating very fast", group CEO Shameel Joosub said last week...

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2017

Smartcall hub in Kliptown to empower local informal businesses

In playing their part to help create employment, Smartcall, together with Vodacom, has just launched a training centre and distribution hub in Kliptown...

Issued by Urban Espresso 14 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day three highlights

The last day of AfricaCom 2017 saw speakers and exhibitors building on the first two days of the conference, sharing knowledge, forming new partnerships, and talking about the vision for the continent of Africa...

11 Nov 2017

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New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Organisations that fail to adapt to the new messaging culture risk falling behind and losing customers, that's according to new international research from BT and Cisco.

6 Dec 2017

Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push

WASHINGTON, US: Amazon has announced that it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence efforts that have gained traction in the home market.

4 Dec 2017

Simple ways to protect your favorite gadgets

It's wonderful to get enthused about our personal gadgets and it doesn't take long to realize how much they enrich our lives. Although the most innovative apps and gadgets are often on the pricey side, they are well worth the price because they make our lives so much easier. In fact, it's sometimes hard to imagine how we got along without them. If it wasn't for that friend's recommendation or that blog post you stumbled on, you'd still be doing things the old, slow, and tedious way.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Nov 2017

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