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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 life-enhancing smart services. “FNB now sells over 35 models of smart [&hellip...

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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...

Zimbabwe: Regulator, Econet Wireless customers lock horns

August 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Regulator, Econet Wireless customers lock horns

Potraz, Zimbabwe’s telecommunications regulator, has reportedly forced the country’s largest mobile service provider, Econet, to reverse a 60% cut in user tariffs – a move that has been met with anger amongst the company’s subscribers. The issue has...

Mozambique move logical says DCC’s Neil Rex

August 21, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mozambique move logical says DCC’s Neil Rex

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is further expanding its African presence with the opening of a local office and warehouse in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. The new sales team will be headed up by Marina Duarte, a Mozambique local with...

South Africa: Neotel launches uncapped LTE

August 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Neotel launches uncapped LTE

Neotel today announced that its flagship broadband service NeoBroadband, is now also available over Neotel’s latest LTE network. NeoBroadband powered by LTE, is a fixed wireless solution designed to address the need of the business customer to have...

Zambia, Zimbabwe bridge connectivity gap

August 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia, Zimbabwe bridge connectivity gap

After Zimbabwe’s fixed telecommunications service provider TelOne set up 22 Wi-Fi hotspots at the Victoria Falls, telecommunications company Telecel has announced its commitment to a first-of-its-kind project to light up the Victoria Falls bridge...

MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

August 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

MTN Group today marked its 200 million subscriber milestone by announcing a bold R200 million initiative to improve the quality of education across its markets in Africa and the Middle East over the next two years. News of MTN reaching the 200 million...

Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

August 12, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

South African mobile operator Cell C announced today that the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, Robert Pasley has agreed to take up a combined position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Cell C with immediate effect. A qualified Chartered Accountant...

Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

August 7, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

  Data centres are the hub of today’s organisations, housing mission-critical servers, data, applications and services that keep businesses running. However, with the growth of cloud platforms, organisations are increasingly looking to move not only...

Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

August 7, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

South Africa’s Vodacom today launched the new Vodafone Smart Mini, a value-for-money android phone now available at Vodacom World in Midrand and from other participating outlets. The Android Jelly Bean 4.1, handset offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 2...

Please don’t call me: Vodacom battle gets messy

August 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Please don’t call me: Vodacom battle gets messy

The battle as to who exactly created the much-used ‘Please Call Me’ function heated up in South Africa’s South Gauteng High Court this week. Former employee Nkosana Makete has claimed ownership of the service, while former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig...

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Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Fibre connectivity for UN Tourism Organisation

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has been appointed the official connectivity provider for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.  The Assembly – which promotes responsible and sustainable tourism – is...