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Vodacom awards fibre broadband contract

Vodacom awards fibre broadband contract

Alcatel-Lucent has won the contract from Vodacom to build a fibre broadband network into South African businesses and homes, the telecommunications equipment vendor said on Monday. The company, which is headquartered in France, has been

Microsoft’s fightback begins

Microsoft’s fightback begins

Microsoft, once the dominant force in the software industry, has for a few years been on the back foot. Despite its undeniable clout and the world’s largest installed base of users, it has been slow to move

Microsoft’s in danger of becoming cool again

Microsoft’s in danger of becoming cool again

It was expected to be a fairly routine keynote address, with Microsoft using an event in Seattle on Wednesday to take the wraps off the consumer features of its new operating system, Windows 10. What it turned

Cell C heads to court over call rates

Cell C heads to court over call rates

Cell C said on Friday that it had lodged an application in the high court in Johannesburg to review communications regulator Icasa’s 2014 late wholesale call termination rate regulations. Those regulations softened asymmetry that favoured Cell C that had

Start your upgrade engines for Windows 10

Start your upgrade engines for Windows 10

The hype around the next generation of Windows reached a new high this week with the Windows 10 Preview, held at Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters in the US. With the marketing machine revving at the red-line, the event has settled much

Netflix said to confirm SA launch plans

Netflix said to confirm SA launch plans

A spokesman for Netflix has reportedly confirmed that the online video-on-demand service will be launched in South Africa before the end of next year. This follows news on Wednesday that

SA first for Uber, Zomato in global tie-up

SA first for Uber, Zomato in global tie-up

Two of the world’s hottest technology start-ups, restaurant search and discovery service Zomato and transportation app developer Uber, have announced a global partnership — and the fruits of it will be seen in South Africa first. The fruits of

Altron warns of slump in profits

Altron warns of slump in profits

Altron, the technology and engineering group that owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, warned on Thursday that its headline earnings for the year to end-February 2015 were likely to slump by at least 40% due to “difficult trading conditions”. Basic earnings per

Don’t let politicians choke the Internet

Don’t let politicians choke the Internet

We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to Internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see US President Barack Obama tackling the issue in his state of the union address. You may agree or disagree

WhatsApp Sim to offer free global chat

WhatsApp Sim to offer free global chat

A new Sim card for mobile phones is promising its users unlimited access to WhatsApp in 150 countries and across 400 network operators. News of the WhatsApp Sim, called the WhatSim, comes as the instant messaging giant, which is owned

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