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Durban executives welcome ICT Business Breakfast

September 18, 2014 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Durban executives welcome ICT Business Breakfast

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA- INFORMATION and Communications Technology (ICT) executives in Durban welcomed the ICT Business Breakfast that leading industry publisher, IT News Africa organised in the city on Wednesday. The SoftwareAG sponsored event attracted business leaders from diverse industries, who thronged the Hilton Hotel in the coastal city to participate...

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PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

September 15, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can...

Zamtel & NEC to boost mobile coverage in Zambia

September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zamtel & NEC to boost mobile coverage in Zambia

Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity for citizens, enterprises and tourists across Zambia. The deal, which includes the supply, delivery, installation, testing...

How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

September 10, 2014 • Events, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their...

Kalahari appoints new CTO

September 10, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Kalahari appoints new CTO

Kalahari.com has revealed that Dirk Oberholster will be joining the company as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oberholster has 20 years of experience in technology management, and has held senior positions at various technology companies in South...

MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

MTN launches new internet bundles for SA

September 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN launches new internet bundles for SA

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...

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Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

Back in June 2014, Microsoft successfully launched the implementation phase of the TV White Space (TVWS) pilot project in Limpopo. The pilot project was part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative and its end goal was to help ignite Africa’s economic...

Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

Is Telkom’s fair usage policy really fair?

August 29, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Telkom’s fair usage policy really fair?

Telkom informed its customers that it will be enforcing its fair usage policy. According to the telecom giant, the reason behind the move was in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. To add to this, at the beginning of August 2014,...

MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

MTN launches Rush Hour bundles in SA

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN launches Rush Hour bundles in SA

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush...

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South Africa: MTN & Huawei trial terabit-speed network

August 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN & Huawei trial terabit-speed network

MTN and Huawei have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. According to MTN, this trial is currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to...

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Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

August 27, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Langa residents take on digital age with WDC & Microsoft

World Design Capital (WDC) project iKhaya le Langa is opening a space where the local community can use a library of devices – supported by Microsoft – which will empower and uplift the community of Langa, leaving a lasting legacy. Using a range...

Zimbabwe: Telecash cuts Mobile Money fees

August 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Telecash cuts Mobile Money fees

Telecash Zimbabwe has revealed that its customers can now send money for free to other registered telecash subscribers, following the recent revision of telecash charges. According to telecash, the new tariffs show that it costs nothing to send cash through...

PayPal lands 1 Million active users in SA

August 25, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal lands 1 Million active users in SA

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,...

Cell C CEO steps down

Cell C launches new Daily Data deals in SA

August 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C launches new Daily Data deals in SA

Cell C has revealed a new range of same day and late night data bundles, which are now available to all prepaid and hybrid customers. Cell C CEO, Jose Dos Santos, stated that: “Our strategic objective is to offer an enjoyable customer experience and...

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MTN to roll out HD Voice in South Africa

August 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to roll out HD Voice in South Africa

MTN notched another feather in its cap when it became the first operator in South Africa to launch Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) technology, which is more commonly referred to as high definition voice (HD Voice). HD Voice is available across MTN’s...

Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

Vodacom SA gives free access to educational sites

August 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom SA gives free access to educational sites

Vodacom South Africa is stepping forward in order to offer students a better way to access educational content. Vodacom is allowing students to access five South African educational websites, which have bee approved by the Department of Education, without...