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What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?
What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks. Each generational change in wireless networks has been prompted by a different force...

18 hours ago

Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

I spoke to Riaan Graham from Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

1,000 young people to be trained in ICT in China
1,000 young people to be trained in ICT in China

Government and Huawei have signed an agreement that will see 1,000 young South Africans trained in information and communications technology (ICT) in China over the next five years...

20 Jul 2016

Cell C not happy with minimum spectrum price
Cell C not happy with minimum spectrum price

Cell C has raised concerns about the telecommunications regulator's decision to set the minimum bidding price of spectrum licence at R3bn...

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jul 2016

Vodacom and MTN welcome spectrum move
Vodacom and MTN welcome spectrum move

The decision by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to issue spectrum licences has been hailed as "a major progressive step for the economy"...

By Thabiso Mochiko 18 Jul 2016

The evolution and revolution of business networks in Africa
The evolution and revolution of business networks in Africa

Trade is in Africa's blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations...

By Brett Parker 18 Jul 2016

Broadband land grab strategy great for SA
Broadband land grab strategy great for SA

While the term 'land grab' has negative association, in the telecommunications space it means good news. South Africans pay a lot more...

14 Jul 2016

Benefits of SD-WAN for unified communications
Benefits of SD-WAN for unified communications

Many organisations are starting to realise the benefits of unified communications (UC) as an essential tool that allows knowledge workers to collaborate...

By Greg de Chasteauneuf 5 Jul 2016

Vantage Mezzanine Fund III invests R250m in Vumatel
Vantage Mezzanine Fund III invests R250m in Vumatel

African mezzanine fund manager Vantage Capital announced that it has disbursed the second and final tranche of a R250 million expansion capital facility to Vumatel...

1 Jul 2016

Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA
Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA

Comsol, backed by Convergence Partners, Nedbank Private Equity and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as investment partners...

29 Jun 2016

Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million
Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator, Neotel...

29 Jun 2016

Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future
Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future

Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways...

29 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Jun 2016

Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment
Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment

Almost 80% of industrial security incidents in critical infrastructure organisations are caused by unintentional internal issues such as software misconfigurations...

27 Jun 2016

Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport
Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport

The importance of improved technology to ensure that modern and reliable transport through the continent's corridors is fully and sustainably operational continues to grow...

27 Jun 2016

The connected business society
The connected business society

In today's more digital world, businesses have started to focus less on the amount of data consumed and more on just having fast and reliable connectivity...

By Brian Timperley 24 Jun 2016

#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrum
#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrum

The CIO of any medium or large company today is a network operator. A Wi-Fi network operator competing for limited available bands with other network operators - which could be companies next door...

20 Jun 2016

Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi
Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi

The two-day Hack4Farming event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in July, with agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists invited to come together...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2016

MTN SA to invest R12bn in network
MTN SA to invest R12bn in network

MTN SA will spend R12bn this year to ramp up its network to improve and expand coverage. The company also plans to open its network to other companies, but did not name them...

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 May 2016

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Vodacom sees market value exceed MTN's

The stars have aligned to give Vodacom the edge over its nearest rival MTN in terms of market capitalisation. Until late last year, MTN was significantly bigger...

By Collen Goko 16 May 2016

Left to right: Chris George, strategic negotiator, Google; Mike van den Bergh, CMO, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Willem Marais, group managing executive and CEO, Liquid Telecom SA, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Panel Session.
Africa's digital potential discussed at International Telecommunications Week

MainOne recently hosted an Africa Panel Session at the recently concluded International Telecoms Week held in Chicago from 8 to 11 May 2016. The session was attended by a mix of African wholesale carriers...

13 May 2016

Privatisation no silver bullet for ICT sector, says Cwele
Privatisation no silver bullet for ICT sector, says Cwele

Privatisation was not the silver bullet for all the problems of the information technology and communications (ICT) sector, as the Democratic Alliance suggested...

By Linda Ensor 11 May 2016

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Vodacom to discontinue mobile payment offering in SA

Vodacom will discontinue its M-Pesa mobile payment offering in SA at the end of June, the mobile network said in a statement...

9 May 2016

Tariffic survey reveals preferred mobile networks
Tariffic survey reveals preferred mobile networks

Most people don't care what cellular network they are on - they just want the cheapest price. But if they do prefer a network, they love and hate Vodacom the most!...

4 May 2016

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SES, Facebook deal to provide broadband connectivity in Africa

Satellite operator, SES S.A. has announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa...

29 Apr 2016

Mobile optimised work environments drive performance
Mobile optimised work environments drive performance

The Economist Intelligence Unit, through its new global study Mobility, Performance and Engagement, established a measurable link between mobile-first working environments and...

29 Apr 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

The entire ecosystem around visual technology has to evolve - not least of all in terms of storage and device processing power. And that's just a drop in the ocean of what's to come...

By Hitendra Naik 29 Apr 2016

Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with...

28 Apr 2016

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