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“Innovation is always about people” – 2go executive

September 2, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on “Innovation is always about people” – 2go executive

Mobile communications startup 2go, is building an African mobile social network to rival global players Mobile communication has grown exponentially in Africa over the last couple of years and the need for mobile users to stay in contact with one another has been the driving force behind innovation. While mobile communication applications such as MXit,...

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SA needs collaboration for broadband plan

September 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA needs collaboration for broadband plan

Whilst South Africa’s Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has vowed to move forward on the development and rollout of a National Broadband Plan, ICT operators and industry representatives have stressed the need for a more collaborative approach and...

Africa’s dream of all-inclusive, high-speed broadband

September 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s dream of all-inclusive, high-speed broadband

South Africa’s Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim has emphasised the importance of a national broadband policy, specifically pointing to its role in providing essential services to the people, and committed to the rollout of a policy for the country by...

South Africa’s innovative approach to industry

September 2, 2013 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa’s innovative approach to industry

The 6th SA Innovation Summit took place on 27th, 28th and 29th August in Johannesburg and offered business leaders, industry analysts, HR managers, innovators and other stakeholders the opportunity to delve into the dynamics of the country’s changing...

Sustaining self-generated innovation in SA

August 30, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Sustaining self-generated innovation in SA

Organisational culture is one of the key drivers for stimulating self-generated innovation in South Africa as it promotes innovation internally that can then have an impact externally. At FNB, for example, which focuses heavily on innovation as a...

Huawei appoints new CEO for South Africa

August 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei appoints new CEO for South Africa

Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei today announced the appointment of Wilson Liu as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huawei South Africa. As CEO, Liu will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day business...

South Africa needs to do more to innovate

August 29, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa needs to do more to innovate

South Africa needs to invest more and be willing to take more risk if it is to benefit from innovation. Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd. (IDC), says the Body is looking for more input from- and activity within the...

Telecel urges registration of SIM cards

August 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecel urges registration of SIM cards

Telecel has urged all subscribers with unregistered SIM cards to have them registered by Friday this week to avoid being disconnected. “Any subscriber with an unregistered SIM card risks disconnection if he or she has not registered the line before August...

Why moving infrastructure needn’t be a hassle

August 28, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Why moving infrastructure needn’t be a hassle

Relocating or re-establishing ICT infrastructure as a mission-critical project for any business usually conjures up images of stress, risk, issues and hassle amongst decision makers. It does not have to be like that claim technical engineers and IT experts at...

Telkom switches on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem core

August 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom switches on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem core

Telkom has announced that it’s all new Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core has now been switched on. The Company is again in a position to report on the progress of its Network Transformation programme through this strategic milestone as it...

SA’s FNB adds Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to line-up

August 26, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA’s FNB adds Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to line-up

South African bank FNB has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to its wide range of  Smart Devices, enabling access to affordable digital banking. Just like the Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini shares the same elegant design aesthetic and many of the...

Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

August 26, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean mobile operator Econet Wireless has become one the first operators in the country to launch 4G mobile services to their subscribers over the weekend. “This 4G Long Term Evolution service that we are bringing to our customers or the market is...

‘Fail in social media, fail catastrophically’ – WyseTalk CEO

August 23, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Fail in social media, fail catastrophically’ – WyseTalk CEO

With the explosion of social media across the Internet more businesses have turned to sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get their messages across to the public. However, Gys Kappers, the CEO of WyseTalk, believes that not enough companies in...

Telkom SA to talk broadband at SATNAC

August 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA to talk broadband at SATNAC

The Southern African Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) proudly announced today that Honorable Minister of Communications, Mr Yunus Carrim has confirmed that he will deliver the opening address at the conference. Hosted by...

Real world cloud adoption on the menu at Innovation Dinner

August 23, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Real world cloud adoption on the menu at Innovation Dinner

Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica, in association with sponsors Dimension Data and Intel, is proud to host the next edition of the Innovation Dinner Series on 05 September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of this event is Real World...

Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

August 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

South African mobile operator Cell C will roll out an additional 100 sites in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality. The first 19 will be on air by the end of August.  This is in addition to the existing 959...