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IT skills shortage, yes, but…

October 11, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IT skills shortage, yes, but…

Opportunity is rife and innovation is everywhere. The refreshing aspect is that this innovation is not only changing businesses … it is transforming people and society. Today the Cloud and Internet of Everything represent milestones that demonstrate why technology is not an isolated resource, and why vendors are focused on the business and social...

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‘Broadband economic benefits do not come cheap’ – MTN SA CEO

October 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Broadband economic benefits do not come cheap’ – MTN SA CEO

The Internet and digital economy, which continues to grow at a rapid rate, are fundamentally changing the world of communications and commerce but questions are being raised on whether this will translate into benefits for all. This is the challenge that...

Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

October 10, 2013 • Online & Social, 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...

SA tech start-up off to Europe

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech start-up off to Europe

GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

Cell C CEO steps down

MTN, Vodacom accused of anti-competitive conduct

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Vodacom accused of anti-competitive conduct

South African mobile service provider Cell C formally lodged a complaint on Tuesday with the Competition Commission against the dominant incumbent mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, for anti-competitive conduct. The crux of the complaint relates to the manner...

Scammers targeting Telkom SA customers

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Scammers targeting Telkom SA customers

Criminals are targeting unsuspecting Telkom customers with the aim of either defrauding them of cash or acquiring their personal details or internet usernames and passwords under false pretexts. “The latest modus operandi that fraudsters are using to target...

How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

October 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

A satellite, ZA-Cuba, designed by students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, will be launched in November to observe the planet Earth. It is the country’s third satellite and, according to national broadcaster SABC News, it will join two...

Why MER Group has Mozambique on its mind

October 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Why MER Group has Mozambique on its mind

MER Group (C. MER Industries Ltd.), an established operator in digital communication infrastructure for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), announced today that its telecom division has been chosen to provide full turnkey tower site solutions for two leading...

Telkom’s SoftCap to get uncapped data

October 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom’s SoftCap to get uncapped data

Telkom today announced that it will offer its SoftCap customers uncapped data for video and gaming services to maximise the value of the latest bandwidth hungry devices and services. “As devices evolve and video streaming gains popularity we know that to be...

Crisis simulation is key to good governance

October 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Crisis simulation is key to good governance

Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to...

Nano champions SAP Business One OnDemand Cloud implementation in Zimbabwe

October 1, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Nano champions SAP Business One OnDemand Cloud implementation in Zimbabwe

To drive greater efficiency, improved strategic decision-making and faster stock turn-around time across its branches in Zimbabwe, Nano Appliance Centre, a leading supplier of household appliances and goods, has implemented SAP Business One OnDemand,...

SA’s Broadlink plans satelite hub launch in 2014

October 1, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s Broadlink plans satelite hub launch in 2014

Broadlink, a South African telecoms provider of microwave, fibre, satellite, voice and internet services, celebrates its sixth year in the telecommunications industry with plans to launch a satellite hub in 2014, situated at the Teraco Data Environment in...

The everywhere, everything network

October 1, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on The everywhere, everything network

When futurists and technologists talk of ubiquitous computing, many paint a utopian picture of always-on connectivity from anywhere, on any device. The possibilities when this idealistic technological capability eventually becomes reality are seemingly...

Making connections that keep you connected

October 1, 2013 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on Making connections that keep you connected

National tier 1 Telco & ISP BitCo is debuting at the MyBroadband Conference 2013 by sending one lucky visitor home with a Polycom IP VVX500 conference phone and everyone else with a year’s FREE Metro Ethernet base connection. Known as the premier event...

BICS sets sites on key growth markets in Africa

October 1, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on BICS sets sites on key growth markets in Africa

BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, announced today that it has opened three new offices – in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to ensure a strong local presence for customers in the African region. The offices are...

The Innovation Hub’s Quest for New Innovators

October 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on The Innovation Hub’s Quest for New Innovators

The Innovation Hub, Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park and a full member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), calls on entrepreneurs and researchers to enter the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP)...