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Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa

The NDP notes that to "achieve sustainable and inclusive growth by 2030, South Africa needs to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure"...

By Mathieu du Plooy 1 day ago

mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023
mPOS transactions to represent 24% of all POS transactions by 2023

Mobile point-of-sale devices will account for almost 1 in 4 POS transactions by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research...

2 days ago

3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson
3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report focuses on commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT...

18 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh
#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

Kate Mollett
Welcome to a hyper-available South Africa

The imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies...

By Kate Mollett 11 Jun 2018

Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups
Orange, Google to co-invest in EMEA startups

Orange has announced a partnership with Google to join forces to co-invest in startups across the EMEA region...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Cell C soon to roam on MTN network
Cell C soon to roam on MTN network

MTN has announced that Cell C will soon be roaming on its network, with the initiation of a wholesale national roaming agreement...

29 May 2018

Huawei crowned Vodafone Supplier of the Decade
Huawei crowned Vodafone Supplier of the Decade

Vodafone has named Huawei Supplier of the Decade at its Supplier Awards event which recognises companies that have performed outstandingly in supporting the group's continuous drive for operating efficiency...

24 May 2018

Giovanni Chiarelli
#AfricaMonth: The evolution of mobile networks in Africa

As we move closer to the era of 5G technology, the mobile network industry is gearing up for what this will bring to the technology landscape...

By Giovanni Chiarelli 23 May 2018

Dr Helmut Reisinger
Orange Business Services appoints new CEO

Dr Helmut Reisinger has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Orange Business Services, taking over from Thierry Bonhomme...

4 May 2018

Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking
Orange Digital Ventures funds Africa's Talking

The Orange Group's new investment fund for Africa, Orange Digital Ventures Africa, has invested in API platform Africa's Talking by helping raise $8.6m alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital...

3 May 2018

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa
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
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
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
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
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
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

Eric Jacobson, learning solutions manager at MTN Group.
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
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
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
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
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 managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
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
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
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

Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears
Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears

WASHINGTON, US - The unusual move by President Donald Trump blocking a proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Singapore-based chip rival Broadcom highlights growing concerns about the rise of Chinese competitors in the telecom sector and related national security issues...

14 Mar 2018

5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution
5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution

Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the internet of things - making driverless cars and talking fridges a reality...

28 Feb 2018

12 Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund graduates all successfully employed
12 Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund graduates all successfully employed

Qualified in fields such as law, commerce and IT, the 12 female graduates supported by the Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund are all now successfully employed...

27 Feb 2018

Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology
Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology

Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security, identity governance and access management solutions to the private and public sectors...

Issued by Ubusha Technology 21 Feb 2018

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