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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 1 day ago

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

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

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

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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

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

SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever
SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever

As an increasing number of organisations migrate to the cloud, the gap between the needs and expectations of the business and IT's ability to deliver is growing. With apps, data and users scattered...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 22 Apr 2016

Africa-1: new super cable to connect Africa
Africa-1: new super cable to connect Africa

Reports emerged on Monday that five telecommunications operators, including South Africa's MTN and Telkom, have designs on a new, superfast submarine cable system connecting Africa...

19 Apr 2016

IT requires business-focused transformation
IT requires business-focused transformation

New findings by EMC indicate that three-quarters of CIOs believe that five years from now they will need to be able to launch new products, services and applications in half the time it takes them today...

18 Apr 2016

Get connected in the clouds at Table Mountain Cableway's Wi-Fi Lounge
Get connected in the clouds at Table Mountain Cableway's Wi-Fi Lounge

Table Mountain Cableway's new Wi-Fi Lounge can now connect visitors far above the Mother City. All visitors can connect, share, post, Tweet or...

15 Apr 2016

People and process: disaster recovery strategy cornerstones
People and process: disaster recovery strategy cornerstones

Business continuity and disaster recovery should not be treated as isolated IT conversations. Unless businesses ensure they also take people and processes into account when planning...

15 Apr 2016

Check your blindspot on the information superhighway
Check your blindspot on the information superhighway

When changing lanes on the highway, you would first indicate to make other drivers aware of your intentions and then check your blind spot to make sure it was safe to switch lanes. Those safety measures...

By Martin Walshaw 13 Apr 2016

Importance of quick, secure and flexible IT delivery
Importance of quick, secure and flexible IT delivery

Delivery has always been a key differentiator in business. Whether it be goods or services, companies that are known to deliver quality offerings quickly, securely and flexibly...

By Brendan McAravey 4 Apr 2016

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Broadband Infraco and Telkom merger highly likely

State-owned company Broadband Infraco supports the government's plan to merge it with Telkom, and believes it should receive state assistance as soon as possible...

4 Apr 2016

Social media opens agriculture conference to global audience
Social media opens agriculture conference to global audience

The GCARD Global Event taking place in Johannesburg will optimise its digital presence to include hundreds of thousands of agriculture minded people...

1 Apr 2016

Turrito Networks, Dial-a-Nerd provide integrate ICT offering
Turrito Networks, Dial-a-Nerd provide integrate ICT offering

Following its acquisition of Dial-a-Nerd last year, MICROmega Group company Turrito Networks is now able to provide its small to medium enterprise customers with a complete ICT value proposition...

Issued by CloudGate 24 Mar 2016

Net Prophet speakers announced and ticket sales now open!
Net Prophet speakers announced and ticket sales now open!

Net Prophet 2016 returns on 7 April to Cape Town's Artscape Theatre. The tech industry's biggest event of the year, Net Prophet 2016 promises an incredible line-up of local and international speakers...

Issued by Net Prophet 24 Mar 2016

A new approach to branch IT
A new approach to branch IT

The lifeblood of many companies today depends on branch offices. Whether these are remote sites, retail outlets or manufacturing plants, they must be agile and able to quickly respond...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 22 Mar 2016

MTN launches LTE-a network
MTN launches LTE-a network

MTN has launched the next generation of mobile network technology, Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A), in Gauteng and Western Cape. The technology has been launched in Camps Bay...

17 Mar 2016

Effective carrier communities are key to digital equality
Effective carrier communities are key to digital equality

The digital divide is a phenomenon that has plagued developing nations for a number of decades, and addressing this inequality in technological ability and advancement is essential...

By Eckart Zollner 8 Mar 2016

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Jump-starting a cost-effective digitalisation strategy

Doing more with less is a constant challenge to IT organisations. There is continuous downward pressure on IT budgets, while expectations surrounding what can be achieved through transformational IT projects...

By Rich Hillebrecht 4 Mar 2016

Cell C welcomes High Court judgment
Cell C welcomes High Court judgment

It is hard to paint a rosy picture of telecommunications in South Africa. The environment is dominated by two players and policed by a regulator that does not always meet its mandate...

By Jose Dos Santos 2 Mar 2016

Vodacom ends talks over possible deal with Neotel
Vodacom ends talks over possible deal with Neotel

Vodacom has terminated discussions over the acquisition of Neotel's fixed-line assets because of "regulatory complexities and certain conditions not being fulfilled"...

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 Mar 2016

Why SMEs need four strategic IT leaders
Why SMEs need four strategic IT leaders

A panel discussion by business IT leaders exploring the four strategic business technology leadership roles in SMEs will take place at Mazars. The discussion will expand on...

29 Feb 2016

Africa's IoT ecosystem is set to explode
Africa's IoT ecosystem is set to explode

IDC predicts that the worldwide market of connected devices will reach a total value of $1.7 trillion in 2020 and expect South Africa to account for $2 billion of this figure...

29 Feb 2016

Is mobile VoIP the next best thing?
Is mobile VoIP the next best thing?

The truth of the matter is, for us, mobile VoIP really is the next thing - and the best thing. Gone are the days of technology when you were hoping that everything would work...

26 Feb 2016

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