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Nigerian and Tanzanian students lead Huawei’s ICT competition

Students from Nigeria and Tanzania were the overall joint winners of this year’s Sub Saharan regional finals of Huawei's global ICT Competition. The winners were announced at the Huawei regional headquarter in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Together with second prize winners, Angola...

Mobile is no longer inferior to Wifi, study reveals

5G will accelerate the advantage of mobile technology because of the pace of mobile innovation and the dependency of Wifi network experiences on the quality of fixed network broadband deployments which are slow and expensive to upgrade with fibre...

Airtel Africa, UN sign MoU to empower female farmers

Women farmers in the East and Horn of Africa region are poised to benefit from practical information-sharing tools via Airtel’s mobile networks. This follows a memorandum of understanding signed between the UN Women (The United Nations entity for gender...

Mobile network infrastructure investment in Cameroon, Ivory Coast

Ecobank Capital, the investment banking division of pan-African bank, Ecobank, announced it has successfully raised a USD$ 202 million syndicated credit facility ("facility") on behalf of IHS Holding Limited ("IHS"), an established independent mobile infrastructure provider in Africa. The proceeds (equivalent...

Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

While connectivity in South Africa has traditionally been very expensive, prices are beginning to drop and caps are being lifted due to improved infrastructure and availability, making broadband more affordable than before. While SA trails behind most of the Western...

Q&A: Is Africa on the brink of a networked society?

Ericsson held a media briefing today 12 October 2011, to discuss  key findings in the 'global economic impact of increased broadband speeds' research report. Mobile data traffic continues to grow, doubling from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter...

Wi-Fi equip market will surge by 9% over 5yrs

The Wi-Fi equipment market is expected to see more than 9% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from 2011 to 2016, with the enterprise segment contributing the bulk of the growth at more than 21% CAGR. And the consumer market...

Vodacom claims ‘no BB throttling’

On 12 September 2011, Vodacom announced a series of steps to improve the customer experience by increasing network capacity and reducing congestion. An increase in complaints from BlackBerry users in recent months had been investigated, and it...

Smartphones will drive Africa’s Internet uptake

Affordable smartphones, together with the falling mobile data tariffs, are set to drive an Internet adoption wave across Africa. That’s according to Craige Fleischer, the Regional Director for Southern Africa at Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry...

South Africa’s 8ta demonstrates its mobile capability

Telkom's mobile network 8ta recently hosted a network showcase and discussion panel in order to demonstrate its vast mobile network capability. 8ta is currently using its mobile platform to address some of its unique fixed line challenges. These include fighting...
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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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