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Posts Tagged ‘Arthur Goldstuck’

  • South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim (image: SA Dept. of Communications)

    South Africa launches National Broadband Council

    March 5, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa launches National Broadband Council

    South Africa’s National Broadband Advisory Council (NBAC), which will advise the Minister of Communications on the implementation of “South Africa Connect”, the Broadband policy and strategy, was officially launched yesterday. The Council comprises...

  • Members of the access.mobile team strategise. (Image source: access.mobile)

    Entrepreneur bets on Mobile Enterprise Tools in Uganda

    February 21, 2014 • East Africa, StartupsComments Off on Entrepreneur bets on Mobile Enterprise Tools in Uganda

    In a report entitled How Africa’s mobile revolution is disrupting the continent, published on CNN, author Nmachi Jidenma refers to statistics by Informa Telecoms which suggest that the continent is well on its way to achieve 1 billion mobile subscriptions...

  • Despite reported loss of users within the teenage demographic, Facebook's growth continues - particularly in emerging markets. (Image source:Google/ business2community.com)

    Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728...

  • Mobile money transfer fees are set to rise as African governments impose taxes on providers. (image credit: Afritorial)

    Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

    January 14, 2014 • East Africa, Features, West AfricaComments Off on Will taxes kill mobile money in Africa?

    One sector continues to show growth in Africa and demonstrate the genuine potential the continent has to leapfrog global counterparts: mobile money services. Stakeholders, including mobile operators, have echoed the sentiment that the market is gaining...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    November 28, 2013 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    Cloud computing uptake is about to explode in Africa’s major economies as businesses gain confidence in both the security and reliability of the Cloud. This was the key finding of the Cloud in Africa: Reality Check 2013 research study, released today...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    November 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Apps biggest driver of SA’s mobile economy

    The app has become the single most significant tool driving the mobile economy in South Africa. The use of apps on phones has shot up from 24% of adult cellphone users in cities and towns in mid-2012 to 43% in late 2013. The Mobility 2014 research study,...

  • South Africa's students cannot get enough of social media, latest research suggests. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    What South Africa’s students cannot do without

    October 31, 2013 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What South Africa’s students cannot do without

      South Africa’s students are addicted to social media – but are almost unanimous that it enhances both their academic and social lives. In fact, they believe it may even help them during exam time. This was the key finding of the SA High-tech...

  • Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: ContinuitySA)

    Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    October 30, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    “Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity...

  • Mxit CEO Francois Swart. (Image source: Mxit)

    Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

    October 10, 2013 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

    South Africa’s home-grown instant messaging service, Mxit, may have been supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, but it has succeeded in maintaining the loyalty of its user base. This emerged from the final analysis of the SA...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Facebook leads SA social media

    September 10, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Facebook leads SA social media

    Facebook has become the biggest social network in South Africa, seeing its strongest growth yet in the past year – and overtaking Mxit for the first time. This was one of the key findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2014 research study, released...

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    South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    According to a recent study by research firm World Wide Worx, South African consumer bought over 1.4-million tablets in a period of three years – from June 2010 to June 2013. At the end of 2012, 960 000 tablet had already been sold. In terms of market...

  • Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    May 2, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    With the pervasive power of mobile technology, continuous rollout of solutions and undeniable influence of broadband connectivity in commerce, it is unsurprising that the finance sector has emerged as a strong example of just how far technology has...

  • Small companies to spend more on digital mapping

    January 22, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Small companies to spend more on digital mapping

    Digital mapping might seem like something only large corporations spend their huge budgets on, but during a research presentation, World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck revealed that a number of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) are making use of...

  • How will the ITU conference affect the Internet in Africa?

    December 11, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on How will the ITU conference affect the Internet in Africa?

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is currently locked in a series of meetings in Dubai, UAE, where it aims thrash out a number of issues surrounding the Internet and how this resource is being used globally. One of the the biggest talking...

  • LTE in Africa – call it like it is

    November 6, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on LTE in Africa – call it like it is

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) has moved from concept stage to actual rollout, globally, and in Africa. It does exist. It is an advancement on previous wireless technology standards including GSM/EDGE, HSDPA and HSDPA+, and has been developed and rolled out to...

  • What LTE means for Africa in the long term

    October 16, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

    October 2012 has been a momentous month for South Africa’s mobile industry – or that is what management and staff at local mobile and telecommunication service provider Vodacom are likely feeling. The company has officially launched its Long Term...