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    MTN South Africa reduces data, voice rates

    June 13, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN South Africa reduces data, voice rates

    MTN South Africa has introduced several voice and data offerings in recent months as testament to its commitment of providing consumers across market segments with solutions tailored to their needs and budgetary requirements. MTN has adjusted its MTN Pay Per...

  • Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

    Ghana: “Data is the new oil”

    March 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: “Data is the new oil”

    As the telecommunications sector has shifted from voice to data over the last couple of years, there are still countries in Africa that haven’t fully utilized its potential. One such nation is Ghana, according to Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of...

  • Darren Arnold, Dimension Data managing executive for Contact Centre Solutions, Middle East and Africa. (Image source: Dimension Data)

    Voice biometrics solves most authentication problems

    January 31, 2014 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Voice biometrics solves most authentication problems

    Voice biometrics is one of those technologies: it changes the game. It’s not in wide use anywhere in the world, yet, but it’s going to be the norm for authenticating identity within the next few years. It’s been worked on and refined for almost fifteen...

  • Mobile operator data revenues to overtake voice by 2018

    February 26, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Mobile operator data revenues to overtake voice by 2018

    The GSMA has announced that mobile operator data revenues will overtake voice revenues globally by 2018 as we move towards a fully connected world. The mobile data explosion is being driven by a surge in demand for connected devices and machine-to-machine...

  • Morocco: mobile voice service on the up and up

    January 25, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Morocco: mobile voice service on the up and up

    Morocco is making positive infrastructure inroads in the country to better connect users on mobile phone networks. According to a recent study published by the country’s telecom regulator ANRT, mobile voice services have seen massive boosts in the country....

  • When UCC and BYOD collide

    August 27, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on When UCC and BYOD collide

    A lot of businesses today are working towards creating Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) systems that replace the disparate mixture of voice, e-mail, video, instant messaging (IM), SMS’ and used by their employees.   However, it would seem...

  • Globacom installs broadband in another Nigerian city

    March 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (6)

    Nigerian telecom operator Globacom, has taken fixed line services on its Broadaccess network to the nation’s third largest city Ibadan. The company aims to offer voice, data transmission and internet services. Globacom will also offer broadcast TV, call...

  • Lukewarm state of triple play in SA

    January 30, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Lukewarm state of triple play in SA

    Given the worldwide interest in triple play, it is interesting that growth of this technology breakthrough is lagging in South Africa. It should come as no surprise that triple play has emerged so strongly on the global stage. Network environments, both...

  • Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    November 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    New report from Ericsson says mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold between 2011 and 2016, mainly driven by video. •          Mobile broadband subscriptions grew by 60 percent in one year and are expected to grow from 900 million in 2011 to almost...

  • Defence technology spins-off into our daily lives

    October 5, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    If you think the use of defence technology is limited to those who wield weapons; think again. Did you know that the internet, used daily by almost every inhabitant in the developed world started out as the military’s Arpanet? The handy navigational GPS in...

  • Airtel Africa appoints Innovation Director

    September 16, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Africa appoints Innovation Director

    Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Willie Ellis as the new Product and Innovation Director for Africa. Ellis, who was the managing executive responsible for creating and leading IT and billing, products and services, technology strategy,...

  • Neotel spins broadband prices

    August 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Neotel spins broadband prices

    Neotel announces the launch of new packages and bundles to increase the choice of data and voice solutions available to consumers. Neotel currently offers affordable call rates in South Africa and instant voice and data home connectivity, both without the...

  • Interactive Intelligence sets sights on Africa

    August 22, 2011 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Interactive Intelligence, a global provider of unified IP (Internet Protocol) business communications solutions and the owners of the Customer Interaction Centre (CIC) has opened new offices in South Africa in order to expand their contact centre business on...

  • Q&A: Hosted IP PBX, the future

    August 15, 2011 • Hardware, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Q&A: Hosted IP PBX, the future

    Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom talks to ITNewsAfrica about IP PBX, a business telephone system designed to deliver voice or video over a data network, and the business benefits for Africa. Define IP PBX and why it is relevant to African businesses?...

  • Uganda gets first HD network calls

    July 18, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda gets first HD network calls

    Orange Uganda is launching its first high definition (HD) network in the country. Businesses in Uganda have been experiencing poor mobile phoning services, with users getting cut off or simply cannot hear the recipient’s voice. This has directly impacted a...

  • Nigerian University gets network infrastructure

    July 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigerian University gets network infrastructure

    Elizade University, a new Nigerian university due to open its campus for student admission into degree programmes, will deploy Layer3 infrastructure to build a comprehensive and converged campus network. “The university requires a single network...