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New Netshield GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway helps cut support costs and time to service client SLA’s

Netshield has launched its next-generation Inline GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway, the ideal accompaniment for services businesses looking for a cost-effective and easy to deploy means to remotely monitor for business disruptions; such as power, temperature, humidity, flooding and...

ALCATEL smartwatch for kids now available in SA

ALCATEL has launched the ALCATEL MOVE Track&Talk watch in South Africa—a wearable, GPS-connected device which allows kids to communicate with pre-approved contacts allowing parents peace of mind. “ALCATEL is excited to lead the way in the market for kids’ wearables...

Review: Who says international roaming has to be expensive?

Travelling can be an expensive affair, and the last thing travelers want to worry about is the cost of international roaming. Well, this is where Roamer comes in: it’s a simple app that links a user’s local number to an...

GSM and CDMA will still be here in 2020

Even with the high rate of adoption of LTE, Ericsson is of the view that older systems are definitely here to stay. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson's Joakim Sorelius spoke to IT News Africa about the...

Etisalat celebrates 150 million subscribers

During his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group and member of the GSMA Board, praised the UAE Government initiative to provide its citizens with world class Smart...

Nigeria sees 2.25 million new GSM subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that the number of active phone subscribers in Nigeria rose to 107.4 million in September, up from 105.2 million the month before. It comes as new promotions and efforts to boost customer satisfaction...

LTE in Africa – call it like it is

Long Term Evolution (LTE) has moved from concept stage to actual rollout, globally, and in Africa. It does exist. It is an advancement on previous wireless technology standards including GSM/EDGE, HSDPA and HSDPA+, and has been developed and rolled out...

Affordable smartphones to drive broadband penetration in Africa

  The rapid drop in smartphone pricing will play a major role in bringing Internet connectivity to Africans over the next five to 10 years, uplifting economies throughout the continent in the process. That's the word from Aidan Baigrie, Head...

Airtel accused of anti-competitive conduct

The Consumers Empowerment Organisation of Nigeria (CEON) has filed a formal complaint against mobile service operators Airtel, Globacom and MTN with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) for alleged anti-competitive conduct. "As a consumer advocacy group, our interest in this matter is based...

Nigerian Stock Exchange suspends Starcomms shares

This Day reports that the shares of telecoms company Starcomms have been placed on full suspension by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The suspension is reportedly because of a potential capital reconstructing exercise by Starcomms following its merger with two...
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How can SA enterprises minimize the impact of network outages?

Internet and network outages are a constant threat to any enterprise in South Africa. Whether it’s an issue experienced...
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