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 data costs being charged to their account. The promotion will remain...
MTN South Africa has revealed the availability of its innovative prepaid data roaming offering that enables Pay As You Go and TopUp customers to access the internet while travelling abroad from R2.00 per MB. "Prepaid customers have been able to roam on voice and SMS, but not on data. However,...
Money for Jam (M4JAM) has officially launched across South Africa, on the WeChat platform. M4JAM is a microjobbing service that gives NGOs and government organisations a new way to crowd source information and interact directly with the South African public. The service is intended to provide South African citizens with...
MTN has started deploying antennas on street light poles, and erecting purpose-built pole masts with zero visual impact around west and northern Johannesburg to improve network coverage and quality. The deployment of this technology follows a three year contract that was awarded to MTN by City Power after the utility...
Telkom has revealed that its Internet Service Provider (ISP) will begin to enforce its Fair Usage Policy (FUP). According to Telkom, the reason behind the move is in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. The company has stated that: "Telkom ISP has always had a...
Business Connexion (BCX) has announced that Cisco is now an anchor partner for its Technology of the Future exhibition; MyWorld of Tomorrow Africa (MWOT). Hosted by BCX, MyWorld of Tomorrow will take place from 16 to 18 October  2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. According to BCX, the platform promises...
According to ISAT Africa, located in Zambia, it has established the first commercial VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) hub in Lusaka. According to the company, the private earth station will be used to transmit and receive data signals through a satellite. Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) director general,...
As part of the Botswana government’s strategic goal to diversify the country’s economy, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) was founded to encourage innovative business. Through the development and operation of a science and technology park, BIH aims to assist the transformation of Botswana into a technology-driven and knowledge based economy...
MTN held the 2014 App of the Year Awards on Thursday the 14th of August at The Venue, Melrose Arch. The event, conceptualised by Creative Space Media in partnership with headline sponsor MTN Business, showcased locally developed applications that have made a positive and lasting impact on consumers during...
MTN South Africa has introduced a new WoW promotion for Prepaid and TopUp customers that gives them anything from R50 to R170 additional value when making calls, sending SMSs and using data. The promotion is structured according to different tiers where the customer will get bonus airtime and data to...
Takealot has revealed that it is the first online store in South Africa to stock Google's controversial specs, Google Glass. According to the website, Google Glass will retail at a staggering R26,999 ($2,557 USD). Takealot’s Co-CEO Willem Van Biljon has high expectations for it. He stated that, “We expect to...
MTN South Africa has launched LTE pay as you go SIM cards for its prepaid customers. The move has been designed to give customers access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition television, and video conferencing. According to MTN,...
Telkom has issued a warning to its uncapped ADSL customers. Telkom has stated that excessive concurrent sessions or bandwidth intensive protocols may result in throttling and bandwidth shaping. According to Telkom, streaming video as well as online gaming can be considered as data intensive usage and may cause problems. The...
MWEB is expected to slash the price of its uncapped ADSL products as well as increase the data for its capped customers. High end capped customers are expected to have their data cap increased by up to double the amount. A Night Time Data promotion is also being offered, where...
Microsoft has announced a sponsorship of two new categories for the 2014 MTN App of the Year Awards. The categories include best app on the Windows platform and best app use of Microsoft cloud services. “The local developer community is growing and requires support from big business to fully reach...
Vodacom Business has recently extended its Long Term Evolution (LTE) offering to cater for small businesses with Vodacom Broadband Connect LTE. According to Vodacom Business, the service has been designed to support companies with up to four employees. Additionally, the company stated that the product is intended to provide affordable...
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