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Mobile data prices too low: MTN boss

Mobile data prices too low: MTN boss

Average mobile data prices in South Africa are too low and need to rise for operators to be able to afford to invest in next-generation broadband infrastructure, says MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad

Expect fireworks as WhatsApp allows calls

Expect fireworks as WhatsApp allows calls

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice dialling in its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile

ZATS: Ep 324 – ‘He’s a swinger’

ZATS: Ep 324 – ‘He’s a swinger’

Brett Haggard, Steven Ambrose and TechCentral’s Duncan McLeod gather for a discussion about (among other things) the demise of GigaOm and the state of the media industry, BlackBerry’s insanely expensive smartphone, Apple’s insanely expensive smartwatch, Office 16

Telkom, MTN still talking, 18 months on

Telkom, MTN still talking, 18 months on

Telkom has once again renewed its cautionary notice to shareholders, informing them that it remains locked in negotiations with rival MTN about a deal. “Shareholders are advised that Telkom and MTN South Africa remain in discussions regarding the

Vodafone could rebrand as Vodacom worldwide

Vodafone could rebrand as Vodacom worldwide

Far from having any plans to change Vodacom’s name to match parent Vodafone, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao revealed in Johannesburg on Wednesday that the global telecommunications group could

Black IT Forum to pronounce on Neotel deal

Black IT Forum to pronounce on Neotel deal

The Black IT Forum, which represents thousands of small and medium enterprises, black professionals and students, has said it will put forward a “forceful view” on Vodacom’s proposed

Open up networks for cheaper mobile data

Open up networks for cheaper mobile data

Internet service providers have done a commendable job of bringing down the cost of fixed-line broadband in South Africa. Although the actual connection fees to Telkom remain high (thanks to Telkom’s monopoly over the “last mile” into homes), the price of uncapped and

Digital TV plan could kill e.tv, says DA

Digital TV plan could kill e.tv, says DA

The Democratic Alliance has taken issue with government’s final revisions to the broadcasting digital migration policy, warning that the changes — published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday — will “stifle competition in the free-to-air market”. Indeed, the changes “have the potential to put e.tv out of business while entrenching MultiChoice’s monopoly in the pay-television […]

SA’s online shopping habits revealed

SA’s online shopping habits revealed

A new study conducted by research firm Ipsos shows that only 22% of South African Internet users have made purchases online, but that 48% expect to do so in future. The research, conducted on behalf of PayPal and First National Bank, shows that e-commerce

Datatec sees spike in sales

Datatec sees spike in sales

Datatec looks set to turn in a robust performance for its 2015 financial year, with revenues in the 12 months to 28 February 2015 expected to rise by about 12,5% to US$6,4bn and underlying earnings

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