Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He currently works as a senior journalist at TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television. Email him at , follow @craigwilson on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn.
Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He currently works as the deputy editor of TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television.
Craig has also worked as an arts and entertainment writer, columnist, film and music critic, and photographer.
He holds a BA degree in English and philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand.
[Craig Wilson] Not only is Telkom appealing against the Competition Tribunal's ruling that found the fixed-line operator guilty of anticompetitive behaviour, but now the Competition Commission has filed a "cross appeal" against sections of the tribunal's findings and wants Telkom to face a higher penalty than the R449m the tribunal imposed in August.
[Craig Wilson] These are dark days for BlackBerry and Research in Motion (RIM). Though the Canadian company's smartphones continue to sell well in some emerging markets, including SA, consumers at the higher end - they are the more profitable segment for handset manufacturers - are abandoning it for the Apple iPhone and devices running Google's Android operating system.
[Craig Wilson] It's no secret that despite having the longest-standing mobile networks on the continent, SA still has some of the highest mobile call rates in Africa. This week, Cell C went some way to correcting that when it announced it was cutting prepaid rates, and hinted that new post-paid pricing will follow soon, but there's arguably still a long way to go.
[Craig Wilson] Next month, the gigantic West African Cable System (WACS) will come online, bringing around 400Gbit/s of submarine fibre capacity to SA at launch. But what does this increase in capacity mean for SA consumers and internet service providers?
[Craig Wilson] A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators.
[Craig Wilson] MTN South Africa has told the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) that a second digital migration may be necessary once the move from analogue to digital television broadcasting has been completed because of the fragmentation of the spectrum that will be freed up when analogue signals are turned off.