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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 sites in Johannesburg. Some of the areas earmarked [&hellip...

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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...

South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

August 6, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: FNB offers free ADSL

South African bank FNB yesterday announced their Uncapped ADSL product, with discounts of up to 100% on monthly subscription fees, applicable for qualifying customers who sign up from 8 August 2013. Qualifying Personal Cheque Account holders and FNB Private...

Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

August 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom SA makes headway in union negotiations

Telkom South Africa yesterday announced the conclusion of its substantive negotiations with trade unions the Communications Workers Union (CWU), the South African Communications Union (SACU) and Solidarity. The Company met with SACU to sign the three year...

ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on ContinuitySA Botswana offers IT Service Continuity training

ContinuitySA Botswana is hosting the IT Service Continuity Course in August 2013. The two-day course is targeted at IT and Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals responsible for the continued uptime of IT services within their organisations....

Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

August 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa want rural linkup

Zambia’s rural telecommunications and service solutions company Connect Africa has unveiled a partnership with Zambian engineering and construction firm Likusasa Zambia, which is part of the Likusasa Africa Group. The alliance underpins the companies’ bid...

South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

August 5, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Altron’s new tech services division

Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) on Friday 02 August announced that a new division namely the Altron TMT (Telecommunications, Multi-media and Information Technology) division will be created following the operative date of the acquisition of...