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MTN SA unveils new My MTNChoice internet price plans

September 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has expanded its My MTNChoice price plans. The price plan allows contract customers to manage their costs in real-time, with several internet price plans ranging from as little as R15pm for 20MB to R999pm for 20GB. Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN South Africa – stated that: “One of the highlights of ...

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Alcatel-Lucent concludes SAT-3/WASC upgrade

September 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The consortium operating the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE system and Alcatel-Lucent have finalised and completed the fourth upgrade to the latest undersea cable system. According to the group, the latest upgrade has now doubled the system capacity. Operating at 40 Gbps...

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GSMA to review mobile taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The GSMA has called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the mobile industry. The GSMA released two studies that explore various aspects of mobile-specific taxation in Africa and show...

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MTN & Information City to support education initiative in UAE

September 1, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seven hundred learners have benefitted from the latest round of computer training provided in partnership with MTN, through the “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Local and expatriate learners were part of the...

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Nigeria: eTranzact invests $350,000 into Mobile Money project

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

eTranzact International PLC has announce the investment of $350,000 into a mobile money activation project in collaboration with EFInA, a financial sector development organisation. The project which will be piloted in Northern and South Western Nigeria is...

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Uganda: iWayAfrica offering fibre access to SMEs

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica Uganda business has launched its new fibre connectivity service in Uganda. Ken Mwai, Managing Director, iWayAfrica Uganda, stated that: “The demand...

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5 trends that will shape the future of ERP

September 1, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a world where IT is evolving at such a rapid pace and where trends such as the consumerisation of IT are undermining the CIO’s ability to regulate which technologies are used alongside the corporate network. But IT organisations should be embracing...

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A3&O set to secure African LTE networks

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

A3&O, a telecom systems integrator and systems provider, operating in the MEA, is preparing to provide LTE security systems to mobile operators in Africa as well as key European nations. Stoke, a security gateway provider, has stated that it has signed a...

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In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

September 1, 2014 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

This month’s Innovation Dinner was held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suite, Sandton, South Africa on 27 August 2014. The theme chosen for the Innovation Dinner was “Enterprise Mobility: The Power of Big Data & Mobility”. Africa’s foremost ICT...

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South Africa: Samsung launches Galaxy S5 Mini

September 1, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics South Africa has revealed the local availability of the Galaxy S5 Mini. The device is set to retail at a recommended retail price of R6 699. According to Samsung, the device features a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Similar to the...