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Sharp launches 90-inch television in South Africa

September 3, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sharp launches 90-inch television in South Africa

Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp yesterday afternoon unveiled their 90-inch television – and according to the company is also the first of its kind in the world. “Demand doubled for televisions bigger than 60-inches in the US and it’s growing dramatically across the world. Sharp has a strong presence across the world, and we want to [&hellip...

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Telkom to give free access to social networks

September 3, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom to give free access to social networks

Telkom Internet today announced a revolutionary offer that gives customers free anytime data for specific social networking services and free data between 00:00 and 06:00 am daily. Additionally, the capacity of all Telkom Internet packages of 5GB or more will...

Broadband application – why it is time for Africa

September 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Broadband application – why it is time for Africa

If broadband is to make any difference to consumers, there needs to be a balance in the ecosystem incorporating both infrastructure and applications – a model that continues to generate interest globally. ICT industry analysts and operators believe BRICS...

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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...

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...