Whilst the fierce battle continues to brew between mobile operators and voice service providers over the cost of toll-free calls, Euphoria Telecom has introduced a toll-free system that enables free calls from all cellphone numbers. The service was initially developed for businesses trying to reach and service low income...
Robo-advice and artificial intelligence technologies are fast-tracking new investment opportunities at a lower cost than traditional investment options – disrupting financial institutions’ approach to customer interaction. These automated platforms, that use algorithms to manage investments at a lower cost than a financial advisor or active financial manager, are expected to...
In a media statement, Cell C and Huawei revealed that both parties had achieved speeds of over 600Mbps download on an LTE-U test site. Using a pre-commercial device, Cell C used 15MHz of its licensed spectrum in 2100MHz and 2 x 20MHz of spectrum in the 5GHz Wi-Fi band to...
An open access wholesale-only wireless (3G and 4G/LTE) network (OAWN) can, within just a few years, connect the 40% of people in South Africa who still do not have Internet access. This can provide an exponential boost to South Africa’s ailing economy. What will it take? The wheels are...
5G is paving the way forward for the connectivity that digital technologies increasingly require, but it offers a lot more than just unprecedented mobile data connection speeds. 5G is capable of handling many more connected devices, has ten times lower latency than 4G, and enables ‘network slicing’ which can...
MobiCash, a mobile financial services and technology company, today announced the release of their new platform called MobiSpaza in South Africa. The new platform is a spaza sector-focused mobile platform and is an inclusive business tool that builds bridges between spaza sector stakeholders, such as private corporations, state-owned entities,...
PayPal has revealed that over a million South African consumers now have active PayPal accounts across the country. PayPal also stated that the company has over 152 million active accounts in 203 markets around the world, including: Algeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe. According to the company, the milestone is...
CA Southern Africa, a provider of IT management and security solutions,  revealed on Tuesday the launch of CA Technologies, CA Risk Analytics Network. The newly launched network is aimed at tackling online fraud. The CA Risk Analytics Network is the payment industry's only card-issuer network that stops card-not-present fraud instantly for...
Around the world, governments and corporates are attempting to put measures in place to prevent widespread unemployment and poverty from being the inevitable result of planned and regulated lockdown. And a two-week lockdown extension in South Africa means an even greater blow to the country’s already fragile economy. To aid...
The success of South African business depends largely on its ability to capitalise on the demands of the 21st century and using advanced technology effectively to accelerate business growth is one of them. After all, the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an era marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number...
The use of business software, in any sector, has become an integral part of an organisation’s ability to perform tasks with a greater degree of efficiency, accuracy and ease. In fact, the most successful companies in every industry build their business processes around the functionality found in today's software...
98% of NGO’s in South Africa believe that technology is essential to their day-to-day operations. This is according to a recent survey conducted by Microsoft, which polled NGO’s across the region. The research also found that NGO’s who have adopted digital solutions within their organisations are able to work more...
"With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mobile technology innovation and quality network infrastructure become crucial to reshaping and improving living standards for more people. Mobile network operators need to be agile to accommodate innovations," says Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN South Africa. IT News Africa's Jenna Cook...
South African financial institutions are under severe pressure to better secure their mobile services. Fraud and increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks are massive challenges for organisations providing financial services via mobile devices, whereas the demand for them from consumers is booming. One of the delicate balancing acts that these institutions...
MTN South Africa has announced the availability of new bite sized internet bundles, designed to give consumers quick access to the internet for 3 months. "MTN is very excited about these new on the go bundles as we are continuously innovating and finding new ways of providing our data customers...
With availability driving much of the corporate agenda in the path towards digital transformation, it is becoming essential for South African technology companies to invest in the ongoing skills development of employees. Given how the always-on environment requires more data-driven expertise, it has become a business imperative to unlock...
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