How seriously should you take digitalisation?
How seriously should you take digitalisation?

Today's business environment is constantly being disrupted by new market entrants using innovative technology. There are the usual headline examples: 'The Uber app coordinates citizen drivers in a fleet-less taxi model that poses an enormous threat to regular taxis.' And the 'Airbnb app manages travel accommodation in ordinary homes, mounting a major challenge to the hospitality and property industries.'

By Rick Parry 2 days ago

'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'
'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'

Speaking at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) annual conference in Hawaii yesterday, Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, addressed why the spectrum revolution is integral to the future 5G world.

3 days ago

Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service
Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service

In a move to further lower the cost to communicate and increase digital and social connectivity in South Africa, Vodacom announces the launch of Facebook Flex. This is the first of many products to launch under the Vodacom Siyakha platform. Facebook Flex will give customers on the Vodacom network an opportunity to connect with friends and family using the basic version of Facebook for free.

17 Jan 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class
New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

ABIDJAN, CÔTE D'IVOIRE: In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks. While Uber has already jumped into several African markets from South Africa to Egypt, Africab seeks to provide Ivory Coast's emerging middle class with a locally-owned high-tech and reliable travel option.

16 Jan 2017

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device in the next 12 months. The company's 16th edition of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions showcases how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity which will significantly alter how humans interact with technology across every industry, market and society.

16 Jan 2017