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Posts Tagged ‘convergence’

  • Craige Fleischer, Samsung’s Director for Mobile Communications in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

    March 28, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

    The shifting dynamics of how people are opting to utilise their personal computers has resulted in a change in the type of device being chosen. Increasingly consumers are requiring mobile devices that can be utilised for both work and play. The...

  • Samsung Electronics' profits declined 18% for the quarter (Image source: File)

    Telkom SA partners with Samsung on ADSL

    October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

    Connectivity and convergence are increasingly becoming a core part of consumer’s day-to-day lives, with television just one such example where consumer need and demand is beginning to shape how these devices are used. According to Lance Berger, Head of...

  • The year it all starts coming together

    November 5, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    The coming year will be characterised by convergence and simplicity: in devices, software, and how companies interact with their customers.  Everything points to a massive change coming. We have seen significant shifts in technology and how it is used over...

  • Convergence key in local telecoms sectors says MTN

    October 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    MTN SA used the UBS SA Telecoms Infrastructure Day to reaffirm the importance of investing in future-proof telecommunications infrastructure that enables seamless converged communications The UBS SA Telecoms Infrastructure Day event aimed to define the...

  • Telkom going aggressive with convergence

    June 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Telkom has launched several converged bundled solutions for business customers, bringing together fixed and mobile solutions, on a single bill, from a single provider.  The launch forms part of the company’s aggressive move into unified communications...

  • SAMENA conference attracts North African ICT companies

    October 24, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Telecommunications professionals as well as market leaders across South Asia, Middle East and North Africa are scheduled to meet next month in Qatar, to discuss key global technology developments. Prominent telecommunications experts as well as market leaders...

  • MTN Business provides virtual desktop services

    October 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    MTN Business announced the launch of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) this week. According to Gartner’s latest research, worldwide hosted virtual desktop market will increase through 2013, reaching 49 million units. “Through this offering, MTN Business is...

  • Telkom unveils Business Broadband offerings

    October 19, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    Telkom South Africa announced its new Business Broadband offerings during a media function held on 18 October 2011 in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. In November 2009, Telkom launched Cybernest, a data centre organisation designed to meet the IT needs of...

  • Seamless connection

    October 13, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Flexible software solutions that reduce costs while driving revenue expansion are welcome in any business climate. But when money is tight and markets are in a state of flux, they are essential. “Businesses today are operating in a highly competitive...

  • We’re all mobile today

    October 12, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    “Before Voice over IP (VoIP), life was pretty black and white,” says Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom. “You had your office jockeys and your road warriors.” Office jockeys operated PCs, desk phones and faxes. Their jobs started and ended when...

  • Deloitte: Top 10 Tech Trends for 2011

    September 29, 2011 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mark White, US Consulting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Deloitte, who is in South Africa for the first time, presented key findings on the ‘Technology Trends of 2011 – The natural convergence of business and IT”, to Senior ICT Executives at a...

  • MTN seeks additional mobile Internet partnerships

    September 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    South Africa’s network services provider, MTN said key partnerships with distribution companies and manufacturers in the information technology sector would enhance the company’s Internet services. “We are continually seeking ways to couple...

  • Telkom Business Mobile accelerates convergence plans

    September 1, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African telecommunications operator Telkom today launch Telkom Business Mobile, aimed at corporate business clients. The new Telkom Business Mobile offering will incorporate fixed line and mobile services. Speaking at the launch today, in Newtown,...

  • African mobile money regulation impact

    July 19, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    With an estimated 300 million mobile phone subscribers in Africa, USA and UK development agencies have noted that of the new technologies offering improvements to remittance services and reductions in transaction costs, mobile phones hold the greatest promise...

  • Convergence telecoms is the future

    July 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Nashua Mobile, SA’s independent telecommunications solutions provider, says the usage of voice, data, fixed-line and mobile solutions is growing, a senior official told ITNewsAfrica. Andy Baker, Nashua Mobile CEO says his company’s convergence...

  • Unified communications strategy should include a fax

    July 12, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    Companies must include faxing in unified communications strategies, says Craig Freer MD of fax specialist Vox Amvia – or risk implementing an incomplete strategy. “The market for unified communications is booming,” says Freer. “It’s being driven by...