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China Telecom deploys POP at Africa Data Centres Johannesburg facility

November 19, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on China Telecom deploys POP at Africa Data Centres Johannesburg facility

Africa Data Centres (ADC), the largest network of interconnected, vendor- and carrier-neutral data centres on the continent has extended its partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG), one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, through the deployment of a China Telecom Point of Presence (POP) at Africa Data...

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The 2019 tt100 Business Awards took place at the Country Club in Johannesburg.

2019 tt100 Business Awards – Working towards inclusion

November 18, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories, TT100 AwardsComments Off on 2019 tt100 Business Awards – Working towards inclusion

Under the theme, “Leadership Lessons from Nature”, the 2019 tt100 Business Awards took place at the Country Club in Johannesburg on Thursday, 14 November. The tt100 Business Innovation Awards are open to businesses of all sizes that have been in...

MTN South Africa launches 5G trial with Huawei

November 13, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN South Africa launches 5G trial with Huawei

South African mobile operator MTN, together with Huawei have launched their C-band 5G trial on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, as part of the operator’s network evolution plan towards 5G. C-band, the so-called ‘golden band’ for 5G spectrum, is said to be a...

Telkom reveals 4.7% increase in revenue

November 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom reveals 4.7% increase in revenue

On Tuesday, 12 November 2019, Telkom shared it’s interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2019, with revenue increasing 4.7% to R21.5 billion despite the challenging operating environment. “Profitability was affected by deep investments...

Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

Vodacom invests billions in its South African network

November 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom invests billions in its South African network

Vodacom has released it’s interim results revealing a major investment in its South African network. The results, for the last six months ended 30 September 2019, show that almost R4.8-billion was spent on expanding and improving the mobile...

Spacecom to better connect rural and low-density communities in Angola

November 11, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Spacecom to better connect rural and low-density communities in Angola

Spacecom, an operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced on Monday, 11 November 2019, that an unnamed Angolan satellite services company has signed a contract for C-Band HTS capacity on the newly launched AMOS-17 communication satellite. The Angolan...

Rain 5G goes public in South Africa

November 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Rain 5G goes public in South Africa

Rain has officially opened its 5G network to the South African public. The up-and-coming network provider announced on Monday, 11 November 2019, that its unlimited 5G offering gives consumers data at speeds of up to 700Mbps for just R1000 per month. Rain...

Telkom faces troubling times

November 8, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom faces troubling times

South African network provider, Telkom is facing several setbacks – including thousands of customers ditching the service provider every month, a poor reputation, increasing debt, and to top it all off, its share price has fallen by over 10%. Telkom...

Zimbabwe gears up for eSIMs thanks to Workz & Econet

November 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe gears up for eSIMs thanks to Workz & Econet

On Wednesday, 6 November 2019, mobile and IoT solutions provider Workz Group and Econet Zimbabwe announced a deal that will see them offer Zimbabwean subscribers network connectivity via embedded SIM devices such as the iPhone XS/XR/11 and Microsoft Surface...

New partnership sees InterSAT expand Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on New partnership sees InterSAT expand Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global broadband satellite network services provider, Hughes Network Systems announced that InterSAT, one of the largest providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for...

Vox launches data and voice solution for under-serviced areas

November 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches data and voice solution for under-serviced areas

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox announced on Tuesday, 5 November 2019, the launch of a double data promotion for contract subscribers of its YahClick satellite services, bringing prices and speed comparable to that of terrestrial wireless...

Huawei nova 5T officially available in South Africa

November 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei nova 5T officially available in South Africa

Huawei officially unveiled its latest nova 5T device on Friday, 1 November 2019. The device features premium Huawei innovations and advanced smartphone photographic capabilities. “At Huawei, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the latest in...

The Future of Work: From Manual Labour to Intelligent Workspace

October 31, 2019 • Digital Transformation, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on The Future of Work: From Manual Labour to Intelligent Workspace

In popular culture, we still tend to imagine manufacturing as workers standing at assembly lines, manually handling the products. In real life, modern production facilities look quite different: employees and robots work side by side, and soon AI-driven...

MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

October 31, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, MTN South Africa published its trading update showing mixed results for the last nine months, ending 31 September 2019. The mobile network provider indicated that although there has been a slight growth in service revenue (of...

Microsoft and SITA agree on government public cloud adoption in South Africa

October 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft and SITA agree on government public cloud adoption in South Africa

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to pave the way for government adoption of public cloud services – in the hopes that it’ll accelerate...

Zeelo launches Eastgate to Sandton commuting service

October 28, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zeelo launches Eastgate to Sandton commuting service

Personalised shared transport service, Zeelo announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it is partnering with Eastgate Shopping Centre and Sandton City Shopping Centre to launch a commuting service between the two centres. From Monday, 4 November 2019, both...