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How to avoid disaster in the wake of spectre and meltdowm

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Earlier this month, while the majority of South African business owners were still enjoying their summer holiday, the global technology industry suffered a rather devastating blow. Two major security vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered in the Central Processing Unit (CPU) chips that power most of the computers in the world....

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Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks .

Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On February 6, 2018, Opera News revealed that it has just broken the 1 million milestone, just four weeks after the app was launched. The app, which provides users with access to their favourite news and entertainment content, has also been ranked number 1 on...

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks ₦5 million in compensation

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks 5 million naira in compensation

February 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It has emerged that Niyi Bada, a subscriber on Airtel’s network in Nigeria, has logged a claim demanding that the company pay him a ₦5 million (USD $13, 907) compensation for alleged illegal and constant deductions for airtime recharges on his...

Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

February 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

Huawei Technologies is piloting its 4K video streaming solution in a residential complex in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. In a first for South Africa, according to the company, supported by Telkom’s deployment of a 100mbps fibre to the home (FTTH),...

The best mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa.

The best and cheapest mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa

February 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The best and cheapest mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa

Although the petrol price is on the steady decline and inflation has settled, exorbitant mobile data costs is still a problem. Many people have taken to social media over the past few months to rise up against ridiculous spikes in data bundles around South...

BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

February 2, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

For the third year in a row, the My Vodacom App won Best Mobile App in Africa at the latest Digital Impact Awards Africa. BBD, a South African software development company, partnered with Vodacom to develop their My Vodacom App. Norman Van Der Mescht, a BBD...

MeshCover - the product that brings 100x increase to your network range

MeshCover – the product that brings 100x increase to your network range

February 1, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments Off on MeshCover – the product that brings 100x increase to your network range

BlockMesh, a South African based software company working in communications and cryptocurrency that utilises the latest innovations in mesh networking technology to create cost-free communication networks and aims to disrupt the global communications industry...

BBM partners Digitata Insights to launch Invite2Win

BBM partners with Digitata Insights to launch Invite2Win

January 31, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BBM partners with Digitata Insights to launch Invite2Win

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has partnered with Digitata Insights, a digital transformation agency specialising in mobile gamification, to launch the Invite2Win airtime service within its BBM Discover menu and a Vodacom USSD game. The Invite2Win...

Altron’s ARH to roll out broadband network in Limpopo

Reunert expands broadband connectivity market with SkyWire acquisition

January 31, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Reunert expands broadband connectivity market with SkyWire acquisition

Electronics and electrical engineering company, Reunert, has announced that it intends to fully acquire SkyWire Technologies. SkyWire, a wireless broadband service provider, predominantly serves business customers and has an extensive national network. The...

MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

January 31, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

South African telecommunications company, MTN, issued a statement warning customers about a surge in scams asking customers for their one-time-pin (OTP) The statement in part read: “MTN wishes to advise its customers about yet another scam doing the...

Nokia unveils 5G focused chipset.

Nokia unveils 5G focused chipset

January 30, 2018 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia unveils 5G focused chipset

On Monday 29 January 2018, Nokia unveiled its new ReefShark chipsets. The chipsets leverage in-house silicon expertise to reduce the size, cost and power consumption of operators’ networks and meet the massive compute and radio requirements of 5G, according...

Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel's acquisition of Tigo

Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel’s acquisition of Tigo

January 29, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel’s acquisition of Tigo

Telecommunications services provider, Bahari Airtel has announced that the Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved the transfer of 100% of shares held by Millicom in Tigo Rwanda. This will make Airtel the second largest operator in Rwanda...

Malawi authority sets deadline for Sim card registration

Malawi authority sets deadline for Sim card registration

January 29, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi authority sets deadline for Sim card registration

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has issued a warning to mobile phone users that any unregistered SIM cards will be disconnected from 1 April 2018. MACRA is calling upon the general public to go to their respective phone service...

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks ₦5 million in compensation

Airtel Uganda to launch 3G network countrywide

January 26, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Uganda to launch 3G network countrywide

Airtel Uganda has announced that it will be launching 3G mobile broadband to all its sites throughout the country. According to the company, Airtel subscribers in Uganda will have access to fast internet, regardless of their geographical location. Airtel...

Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro

Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro

January 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Gemalto to supply eSIM for Microsoft Surface Pro

Gemalto, a digital security company, has announced that it will supply an eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft will enable Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded...

Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry

Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry

January 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry

The hype around software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) is growing in the telecoms industry. The hope is that these technologies will enable service providers and network operators to drive down capital expenditure,...