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Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?Article

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

Credit: Tanda
Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Telcos are preparing to secure the new wave of 5G connectivity, survey finds
Telcos are preparing to secure the new wave of 5G connectivity, survey findsArticle

Most telcos are also taking steps to secure key aspects of their 5G networks, such as implementing security network slicing, APIs, and more...

7 Apr 2021

Best and worst network providers in SA revealed
Best and worst network providers in SA revealedArticle

The Telco Sentiment Index reveals that some telcos received significantly more negativity than others in 2020 while customer service is an industry-wide issue...

24 Mar 2021

The future of content streaming across Africa and the Middle East
The future of content streaming across Africa and the Middle EastArticle

Despite challenges of internet access, sufficient data and internet download speeds, revenues generated from subscription video-on-demand service (SVOD) across Africa and the Middle East are set to triple...

Henry Windridge 18 Mar 2021

Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway
Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gatewayArticle

In addition to being South Africa's first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR...

16 Mar 2021

Drawing the battle lines for the future of ICT: Telco vs TechCo
Drawing the battle lines for the future of ICT: Telco vs TechCoArticle

In order to survive the disruption driving change across sectors, the telecommunications industry has to take account of changing technologies and the challenges these changes bring...

Sudipto Moitra 1 Mar 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

Data is the key in the era of 5G
Data is the key in the era of 5GArticle

The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate. However, for telcos and operators, adapting to a 5G world can be a challenge...

Gerhard Fourie 14 Jan 2021

For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFall
For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFallArticle

South Africa still has some of the most expensive mobile data rates on the continent. In fact, from lowest to highest data tariffs, Research ICT Africa's Retail African Mobile Pricing (RAMP) Index ranked South Africa 33rd out of 46 African countries this year...

1 Dec 2020

Telecommunications in the spotlight
Telecommunications in the spotlightArticle

The largest telecommunications event on the African continent will take place virtually from the 10 to 12 November. Join us at the Africa Tech Festival and visit our Business France booth...

Issued by Business France 6 Nov 2020

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017Article

The last two quarters of the year see humorous South African stories engaging the audience's attention, with telcos and food competing for the lion's share of attention...

Issued by Kantar 3 Nov 2020

Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemic
Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemicArticle

The top 150 most valuable African brands from inaugural Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 ranking stand to lose up to $60bn of cumulative brand value following devastating Covid-19 pandemic...

14 Oct 2020

Priya Dogra, president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. Image credit: WarnerMedia.
EXCLUSIVE: New structure in place for WarnerMedia's EMEA regionArticle

WarnerMedia has put new structures in place for the EMEA region, covering all WarnerMedia businesses...

13 Oct 2020

Enterprises should follow these five vital steps to cloud success
Enterprises should follow these five vital steps to cloud successArticle

We can all agree that Covid-19 created an unprecedented wake-up call, and organisations everywhere have had a very powerful and direct reminder of the importance of systems resilience, agility, adaptability and scalability...

Jigyasa Singh 7 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

Cheaper access to internet is top of ATU's agenda
Cheaper access to internet is top of ATU's agendaArticle

Over the last decade, the global ICT landscape especially in Africa has experienced a rise in connectivity and access to online media....

5 Aug 2020

Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announce top 50 South African brands
Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announce top 50 South African brandsArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global and national economy, South Africa's top 50 most valuable brands could lose up to 15% of brand value cumulatively, a drop of over R65bn compared to the original valuation date of 1 January 2020, according to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 2020 report...

Issued by Brand South Africa 9 Jul 2020

Networks zero-rate maths education programme for township youth
Networks zero-rate maths education programme for township youthArticle

Telecommunications providers, Cell C, MTN and Rain, have added the Olico Maths Education Programme to their list of zero-rated educational resources, allowing network users to access the programme for free...

9 Jun 2020

Mobax secures partnership with Jarana
Mobax secures partnership with JaranaArticle

As South Africa moves ahead to becoming a major player in the gig economy, a lot of challenges need to be addressed when it comes to the telecommunications industry that will enable this vision and put the country on the global map...

Lola Lazarus, Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 9 Apr 2020

Call blocking a growing problem in SA
Call blocking a growing problem in SAArticle

Call blocking by South Africa's biggest network operators is negatively impacting many local telecoms customers who are finding they cannot always successfully complete phone calls...

26 Mar 2020

Telcos must start focusing on customer experiences
Telcos must start focusing on customer experiencesArticle

Telecommunications is a risky sector. It's an industry caught between the older world of the third industrial revolution and the rising fortunes of the fourth industrial revolution...

Selva Ganesh 9 Mar 2020

Africa's fertile mobile landscape
Africa's fertile mobile landscapeArticle

Known as a land rich in minerals, the African continent has a new source of economic growth and wealth to mine: mobile customer data...

5 Mar 2020

4 strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020
4 strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020Article

African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success...

Samantha Naidoo 3 Mar 2020

Oh, it's digital. Again.
Oh, it's digital. Again.Article

Digital transformation is not leaving anyone behind. It's the hero in its own disruptive movie...

28 Feb 2020

HaveYouHeard delivers 'first for Africa' creator's conference for YouTube at AMPD Studios
HaveYouHeard delivers 'first for Africa' creator's conference for YouTube at AMPD StudiosArticle

YouTube's first-in-Africa creator's conference, a pop-up held towards the end of last year at AMPD Studios in Johannesburg, was successfully curated and facilitated by HaveYouHeard...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 23 Jan 2020

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brandArticle

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]Article

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

Daniel Goldberg, CEO of Bridgement
#BizTrends2020: Innovations in fintechArticle

Fintech is changing customers' experience and expectations by promoting a more client-centric and interactive approach to financial and banking services...

Daniel Goldberg 13 Jan 2020

The mobile data pricing conundrum
The mobile data pricing conundrumArticle

According to the IDC, there needs to be an analysis of more advanced, technically driven pricing structures when it comes to mobile data...

19 Dec 2019

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital, Tiso Blackstar Group.
#BizTrends2020: End of an era as the 3rd party cookie crumblesArticle

An interesting year has just flown by, in which it feels like all things digital are under pressure - the adtech ecosystem is contracting, Facebook is being slammed as usual, Google is in a showdown with French publishers, and cookies are errr... crumbling...

Lisa Macleod 11 Dec 2019

John Ugbe.
#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTTArticle

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

Louise Marsland 20 Nov 2019

Vodacom and Ogilvy get customers to break up with their old networks with new data pricing
Vodacom and Ogilvy get customers to break up with their old networks with new data pricingArticle

Ogilvy Johannesburg's Team Red conceptualised and launched a very different campaign for Vodacom to communicate the network leader's decision to bring down its data costs to be more affordable for more people...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 15 Nov 2019

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The digital dash for AfricaArticle

There are three weeks to go to AfricaCom 2019, Africa's biggest technology conference and expo...

25 Oct 2019

African boom in investment in communications infrastructure
African boom in investment in communications infrastructureArticle

How diversifying revenue streams through technology is driving investment in Africa...

23 Oct 2019

Cybersecurity is an investment priority for every business
Cybersecurity is an investment priority for every businessArticle

Providing a secure business environment is every company's key concern and cybersecurity is fast becoming an investment priority, regardless of industry or size...

23 Oct 2019

Felix Antonysamy
Can a banking phoenix rise from ashesArticle

For some time, many technologists have predicted that new players and new technologies will quickly gain traction in the local banking industry. In this vision, fintechs, telcos and other agile players will ride roughshod over today's banks...

Felix Antonysamy 14 Oct 2019

What does digital transformation means for the future of local businesses?
What does digital transformation means for the future of local businesses?Article

Modern businesses know that digital transformation is no longer a "nice-to-have", but rather a "have-to-have" if they want to survive...

Tony Walt & Kervin Pillay 24 Jul 2019

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Report shows top SA brands are outpacing GDPArticle

According to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 report, South Africa's top brands are defying the flat South African economy and recording healthy brand value growth...

10 Jul 2019

It's time for telcos to diversify their business
It's time for telcos to diversify their businessArticle

Communications service providers (CSPs) have seen the expectation of their customers evolve rapidly over the past 10-15 years...

10 Jul 2019

Simon McCullough, Major Channel Account Manager, F5 Networks
Move to 5G services without abandoning 4G investmentsArticle

These are exciting, yet challenging times for service providers and telcos as 5G comes ever closer to becoming a reality...

Simon McCullough 5 Jun 2019

How to maximise revenue with the cloud
How to maximise revenue with the cloudArticle

While cloud adoption among communications service providers (CSPs) in Africa is still at an early stage...

3 May 2019

Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies
Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food suppliesArticle

As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP...

9 Apr 2019

Behind the smoke and mirrors of SA's internet
Behind the smoke and mirrors of SA's internetArticle

Everywhere you look these days in urban areas and surrounding suburbs, there seems to be an advertisement for a different fibre provider...

Grant Parker 8 Apr 2019

It's time to share the mobile traffic burden
It's time to share the mobile traffic burdenArticle

Digital transformation is all around us, revamping the core practices of businesses. CSPs are also looking to transform what they do and how they do it...

Alexey Vedin 28 Mar 2019

Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
Growth opportunities for African telecoms operatorsArticle

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018...

Mariam Abdullahi 27 Feb 2019

Critical success factors for successful transformation
Critical success factors for successful transformationArticle

Digital transformation. We are all a part of it: governments, companies and consumers...

Ahmad Sayed 12 Feb 2019

Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019
Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019Article

Ethio Telecom took a major step forward in its much-anticipated privatisation last month by pre-selecting six consultancies in partnership with the World Bank...

12 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trustArticle

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

Jessica Tennant 30 Jan 2019

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