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SA tech spending to top $13bn

SA tech spending to top $13bn

Overall spending on IT solutions in South Africa will cross the US$13bn mark (R143bn at the current exchange rate of R11/$) in 2015, according to new research published on Wednesday by International Data Corp (IDC). The consumer, finance and government “verticals” will lead the spending charge

Icasa publishes broadband spectrum roadmap

Icasa publishes broadband spectrum roadmap

Communications regulator Icasa said on Friday that it has published a final International Mobile Telephony (IMT) roadmap that “seeks to ensure universal availability of broadband services as well as a vibrant and competitive telecommunications industry and promote investments”. “This follows an extensive public

Click at Makro, pick up at Sasol

Click at Makro, pick up at Sasol

Makro has announced plans to invest in online “click and collect” lockers at Sasol petrol station forecourts. “Informed by the experience of companies such as Walmart-owned Asda, Makro is acquiring access to sites to enable delivery of online customer orders to conveniently located secure lockers, making

MTN won’t be a dumb pipe, CEO vows

MTN won’t be a dumb pipe, CEO vows

As the debate over so-called over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Facebook continues to rage in the mobile telecommunications industry, MTN South Africa CEO Ahmad Farroukh has called for “balanced cooperation” between operators and OTT players. Farroukh says in a statement

Unlimited calls from Telkom for R600

Unlimited calls from Telkom for R600

In a move that could rattle its competitors’ cages, Telkom has launched a new package, called Unlimited Lite, offering customers unlimited calls to fixed-line networks and to its own mobile network for R599/month. Unlimited Lite is a “lighter version” of Telkom’s Completely Unlimited plan. Unlimited Lite packages are

Bytes snaps up Inter-Active Technologies

Bytes snaps up Inter-Active Technologies

Altron TMT subsidiary Bytes People Solutions, part of the Bytes Technology Group, has made an offer to acquire Inter-Active Technologies, a specialist customer interaction management business, for an undisclosed sum. The agreement has been signed, but the deal is still subject to the approval of the

Rwanda in bid to be Africa’s hi-tech hub

Rwanda in bid to be Africa’s hi-tech hub

Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda wants to become Africa’s hi-tech hub. Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren already have their own computers and nearly the entire population is due to have Internet access

Isizwe Wi-Fi to offer free video on demand

Isizwe Wi-Fi to offer free video on demand

Free Wi-Fi provider Project Isizwe will offer users access to free video-on-demand (VOD) content, its backers announced on Wednesday. The offering, called WiFi TV, is a mobile-friendly VOD service available for unlimited access

SA city domains opened to all

SA city domains opened to all

Those who have been hankering for a .joburg, .durban or .capetown city top-level domain need wait no longer. The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has opened the three new domains to registration by the general public. Already, there have been 623 applications for .capetown, 297 for .joburg and 250 for .durban. The Cape Town number has, […]

Eskom travails now impacting Telkom

Eskom travails now impacting Telkom

Telkom has warned that its services in some areas are now being affected by the problems at Eskom. “Telkom services are being impacted by Eskom’s nationwide load-shedding schedule. Depending on the duration of load shedding

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