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MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin
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...

2 days ago

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

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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
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
#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

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector
Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

Nigerian fine hits MTN's social investment budget
Nigerian fine hits MTN's social investment budget

MTN's $1bn fine in Nigeria contributed to a slashed corporate social investment budget for the MTN SA Foundation in the 2017 financial year...

By Nick Hedley 10 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary...

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaCom

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%...

8 Nov 2017

Capacity boost may spur cut in data prices
Capacity boost may spur cut in data prices

Mobile data prices could start to fall faster as operators invest in their networks, according to Robert Pasley, chief strategy officer at Cell C...

7 Nov 2017

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Cell C hints at possible mergers and acquisitions

Cell C says consolidation among SA's telecommunications operators is "a real possibility", hinting that the mobile network operator may play a part in possible mergers or acquisitions...

6 Nov 2017

Parallel Wireless adds 2G capabilities
Parallel Wireless adds 2G capabilities

Parallel Wireless has announced the addition of 2G capabilities to its end-to-end cellular network technology...

3 Nov 2017

Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA
Jasco launches IaaS offering through NewTelco SA

International telcos and service providers looking to grow their client bases are starting to look to South Africa's telecoms market...

2 Nov 2017

MTN wants lawsuit dropped
MTN wants lawsuit dropped

MTN Group, facing the prospect of a damages claim from rival Turkcell more than four times the size of the 1bn (R14.4bn) settlement it reached last year with Nigerian authorities, is hoping the case will be thrown out by the High Court in Johannesburg on its merits before it is even heard...

1 Nov 2017

Vodacom commercially available NB-IoT network operational
Vodacom commercially available NB-IoT network operational

Earlier this year, Vodacom opened a laboratory to facilitate the development of propositions and applications relating to Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology. Its first commercially available NB-IoT network is now operational...

1 Nov 2017

Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?
Could the humble phone call be the future of digital CX?

We live in a text-first society. If one of your customers has a problem, your website is generally the first place they'll go. A customer resorting to a voice call should be a warning that their patience is really running thin...

By Rob Lith 31 Oct 2017

Women in Technology Conference addresses challenges in ICT industry
Women in Technology Conference addresses challenges in ICT industry

Women comprise 55% of the country's entire workforce, yet only 20% of ICT professionals are women. To address these challenges, Standard Bank and Liberty hosted the Women in Technology Conference...

23 Oct 2017

Macrocomm's smart solution solves South African telecoms industry energy challenges
Macrocomm's smart solution solves South African telecoms industry energy challenges

Advanced metering infrastructure investment significantly cuts operational costs and improves efficiencies...

Issued by Macrocomm 18 Oct 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

17 Oct 2017

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services
Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels...

By Wynand Smit 16 Oct 2017

New DStv fibre solution for communal installations
New DStv fibre solution for communal installations

DStv customers who have a fibre optic network installed, can now get signal to their DStv decoders using this network with one centralised satellite dish for their whole estate, complex, or apartment block...

16 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists
New breed of IT innovators among IT Personality Award finalists

Entrepreneurs and innovators dominate this year's finalists' list for the annual SA IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards...

Issued by ITP Communications 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes
IoT Barometer Report reveals optimism over IoT's potential outcomes

Vodafone's fifth annual IoT Barometer Report reveals South Africans' optimism over possible business outcomes from IoT...

11 Oct 2017

Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president
Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president

Ebenezer Asante has been appointed as vice president (VP) of MTN Group's expanded Southern and East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017...

9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch
Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

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