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Demonstration of a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria.

MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

June 22, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications companies, MTN South Africa and Ericsson, have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa. This demonstration displayed a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live [&hellip...

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20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report

20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report

June 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now...

Vodacom accelerates digital transformation with the introduction Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

June 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers. Through Vodacom Business, Vodacom is one of the first Telco companies to go to market with a full suite of Azure products that offer local customers...

Nokia, in collaboration with Orange, applies cloud benefits to radio access in large-scale trial, preparing for future 5G networks

Nokia prepares for future 5G network applications

June 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia has completed a live network trial in Poland in collaboration with Orange to validate the benefits of cloud-optimised radio access networks for the smooth evolution to next-generation 5G technologies. The two companies trialled Cloud RAN technology to...

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Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

June 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple has been slapped with an A$9 million ($9.6m) fine by Australia’s Federal Court for making false or misleading claims to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads. The court action was started by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Internet Solutions announces new LTE data package

Internet Solutions announces new LTE data package

June 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Internet Solutions (IS) has expanded its Wholesale LTE service offering with the release of an entry-level Cell C data package that will be available through its resellers from 19 June 2018. The package was created to meet resellers’ demand for entry-level...

Nokia's new 5G design and deployment services deliver faster time to market and lower total cost

Nokia’s new 5G design and deployment services deliver faster time to market

June 15, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Nokia is launching new services to help operators prioritize their 5G investments and bring 5G-based services to market faster. Network slicing, cloudification and 5G New Radio technology pose different challenges for operators, and the new networks will...

Cloudbanter AI functionality offers users opportunity to customize, personalize and monetize their mobile phone usage experience like never before

Cloudbanter apps and phone technology now powered by Artificial Intelligence capabilities

June 15, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Global mobile technology provider Cloudbanter is offering mobile users a unique new way of utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) within its messaging, apps and phone technology. Cloudbanter technology, which is available through a range of platforms...

Is mobile technology really safe?

Is mobile technology really safe?

June 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments (0)

By 2020, an estimated 23.28 million South Africans will be using smartphones. With cloud technology becoming increasingly popular as a business solution, more and more people will be using their personal devices to access work-related data remotely....

The new TECNO spark 2 is available in six amazing colors such as Bordeaux red, midnight black, champagne gold and city blue

TECNO Mobile launches Spark 2 with GoogLE Android Go

June 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading mobile technology multinational, TECNO Mobile has continued to consolidate its position as the number one smartphone brand in the African mobile market with the release of yet another outstanding smartphone,the TECNO Spark 2. This device which is the...

The new Key 2 device runs the Android operating system updates the first BlackBerry Key (pictured) which was released last year.

BlackBerry’s latest attempt to waning faded brand

June 12, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

BlackBerry has rolled out a new smartphone in it’s latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to...

Icasa not to implement new data rules according to court orders

ICASA not to implement new data rules according to court orders

June 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The high court in Johannesburg ruled on Thursday afternoon, June 7, that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) could not implement the new data regulations surrounding out-of-bundle (OOB) billing and rollover data. These regulations...

Vodafone Zambia's CEO retires

Vodafone Zambia’s CEO retires

June 10, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to a statement issued by Vodafone Zambia on June 6, the company CEO, Lars Hendrik Stork, has retired. Chairperson, Gilbert Temba, said in a statement that the new CEO would be announced alongside the new Vodafone Zamia ownership and other important...

What will drive Africa's digital economy

What will drive Africa’s digital economy

June 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life. Universal access to internet connectivity is even being punted as a basic human right. Huawei’s recently released GIV...

Nokia's new 5G design and deployment services deliver faster time to market and lower total cost

Mobily selects Nokia to modernize its IP and transport networks

June 8, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobily selects Nokia to modernize its IP and transport networks

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading mobile and data service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has awarded Nokia a contract to modernize and optimize its IP and optical networks. Nokia’s next-generation routing and...

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

June 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities through Johannesburg PoP with CMC Networks

Sprint announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence (PoP), further adding to Sprint’s extensive global Wireline backbone network. Sprint’s existing relationship with CMC Networks, a Pan Africa provider, has been extended...