Southern Africa

This accolade follows hot on the heels of two accolades that MTN scooped last month.

MTN giving away daily surprises to customers

October 2, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

MTN South Africa is celebrating summer with a promotion that will reward customers with daily surprises in the form of free MTN-to-MTN voice minutes, data or content. In essence MTN is giving customers surprises that are valued up to R1 million a day from 1 October 2014 till 15 January 2014 Every day, MTN will ...

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Fibre Optic

Dark Fibre Africa wins court ruling for fibre optic network

October 1, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa to continue with the building of a fibre optic network in the Msunduzi municipality, located in KZN. The case was filed by Msunduzi Municipality against Dark Fibre Africa in February...


MTN Business inks partnership with City Lodge

September 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Business signed a partnership deal with the City Lodge Hotel Group to be the group’s connectivity and telecommunications support. This will significantly improve ICT services at the group’s 51 existing hotels in South Africa and one in Botswana, and...


Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...

IBM Cloud Technology

AIS partners with IBM in SA

September 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and...

Fibre Internet

South Africa: OpenWeb shakes up broadband market

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

OpenWeb has launched Download Heaven, a service that, according to the company, guarantees its uncapped customers unshaped access. OpenWeb CEO, Keoma Wright, stated that: “Many ISP’s in South Africa leave much to be desired. Poor service, ongoing...

Airtel Zambia

Zambia: Airtel set to upgrade 242 sites

September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Networks Zambia is upgrading its sites to improve the internet experience for customers across the country. According to Airtel, to date, 58 sites have been upgraded since July 2014 and the balance of the 242 remaining sites are expected to be...

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport coming to South Africa

September 26, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

BlackBerry is in the process of rolling out its new qwerty keyboard smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport. According to the company, the device should be available before the end of 2014 in South Africa. The device features a 4.5-inch square touch screen,...

Kaspersky Lab

Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

September 23, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the results of a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only a small number of respondents understand the risks associated with active use of social networks. At greatest risk are those who use mobile devices to access social...

The PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally (image: Sony)

Sony counters Xbox One launch in SA

September 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Ster Kinekor Entertainment has countered the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One console in South Africa by introducing two new exclusive deals. The company revealed that as of this week consumers can now purchase a PlayStation 4 for R6,299.99 as well as...