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What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

What is the most popular smartphone brand in South Africa?

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has won the title hands down this year.  They received 40% of the votes for being the best smartphone brand for 2017.  This is according to the South Africa Mobile Report for 2017. According to the report, which conducted various surveys among 4993 South African mobile internet users, the stats prove that Samsung is [&hellip...

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MotoG5S

New Motorola models to launch in South Africa

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, has announced plans to launch two new Motorola models the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Moto Z2 Play with JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod in South Africa.The new models will be available in select Telkom stores...

Internet users in Nigeria decreasing

NCC reveals that internet users in Nigeria are decreasing

September 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed that the number of people using the internet in Nigeria decreased in the month of July 2017. The number of users declined from 91,629,066 in June 2017 to 91,450,252 in July 2017, a decrease of 178,814,...

SEACOM

It’s time to bring more African countries into the digital economy

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards...

The future of the telco business model

The future of the telco business model

September 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Deloitte on Monday 18 September 2017 released their “the future of telco business model” report which explores four possible scenarios which could shape the future of telco businesses. The report identifies that the telecommunications industry is...

Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement

Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement

September 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson has sued Wiko, a French smartphone manufacturing company for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents. According to Ericsson, Wiko has been infringing Ericsson’s intellectual...

Mobile network security calls for new generation of services

Mobile network security calls for new generation of services

September 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

It has become more common these days to hear about the latest security breach or denial of service (DOS) attack, which highlights the many challenges businesses face as they look to curb an increasing number of attacks passing through their IT networks. In...

React Native changing the mobile development space

React Native set to change the mobile development space

September 16, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

To start things off the question remains… Should businesses have to choose between creating an app that provides a better user experience, or an app that is faster to develop and can run on more platforms and devices? With this ongoing debate of user...

The Samsung Galaxy Z4, powered by Samsung’s Tizen operating system goes for  R1,499.

Samsung’s low-cost Z4 launches in South Africa

September 15, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung is continuing its roll-out of the Samsung Z4 smartphone in South Africa for R1,499 – powered by its very own Operating System (OS), Tizen. Tizen is made by Samsung, for Samsung, with the intention of making smartphones less complicated and more...

The future of the telco business model

Digital Transformation: Can South African telcos capitalise on it?

September 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telcos must start focusing on four key ingredients if they are to successfully own their part of the future telco market. The telco, that successfully prioritises these four elements first, will also set themselves up for huge successes. This is...

M-PESA

Safaricom upgrades M-PESA platform

September 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Safaricom’s M-PESA platform has been upgraded. The company completed the upgrades on Sunday 10th September 2017. Mobile money transactions were interrupted for 13 hours. The upgraded platform will allow the gradual introduction of new features to the...

MTN LTE

MTN LTE coverage now available in Rustenburg

September 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has announced that it has expanded the rollout of LTE coverage to customers in Rustenburg, South Africa. This is in line with the telecoms focus of optimising network quality in major cities across South Africa. The increased LTE coverage in the mining...

Cell C drops out-of-bundle rates and extends data life

Cell C drops out-of-bundle rates and extends data life

September 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Wednesday 13 September 2017 that the company will be slashing its out-of-bundle (OOB) data rates for prepaid customers to its lowest tariff plan to 15c per MB. In addition, the company also...

Deadline extended for 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

Deadline extended for 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

September 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

App developers who may miss the 14 September 2017 MTN Business App of the Year submission deadline shouldn’t be despondent; MTN Business has extended the deadline for the sixth edition of the popular Awards to 18 September 2017, allowing delayed nominations...

Mobile commerce tech driving South African businesses

Mobile commerce tech driving South African businesses

September 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Retrenchment, recession and reduced spending – signs of an economy under pressure, but, it would seem from research that SA companies are fighting back! Local ICT managed services provider and leading infrastructure management firm Integr8 says there is...

Cell C offers new international roaming rates to 58 countries

Cell C slashes international roaming rates to 58 countries

September 12, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Tuesday 12 September 2017 that the company will be reducing international roaming rates to 58 countries covering 99 networks. The company said that the changes are aimed at making the pricing...