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‘Kill 3G, not 2G’

‘Kill 3G, not 2G’

In South Africa, it may make more sense for mobile operators to discontinue their 3G networks, replacing them with 4G/LTE, while keeping legacy 2G infrastructure in place. That view might seem

Spectrum crunch is looming, MTN warns

Spectrum crunch is looming, MTN warns

MTN South Africa will hit a “spectrum ceiling” soon that could affect its ability to continue to expand services to consumers. That’s the warning from the mobile operator’s recently appointed chief

TalkCentral: Ep 177 – ‘Siyabonga, Cwele’

TalkCentral: Ep 177 – ‘Siyabonga, Cwele’

It’s podcast time! In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about telecommunications minister Siyabonga Cwele’s decision to reverse course on a plan to

Cwele confirms ‘high-level’ spectrum study

Cwele confirms ‘high-level’ spectrum study

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele on Wednesday confirmed that a high-level study will be done to determine how much radio frequency spectrum will be reserved for a planned

Podcast | Denel Spaceteq engineer Jonathan Lun

Podcast | Denel Spaceteq engineer Jonathan Lun

On this episode of the TechCentral podcast, we chat to South African space engineer Jonathan Lun about being named winner of Singularity University’s Global Impact Challenge Southern Africa for 2017. As part of his prize, Lun will travel

Cwele warns operators over data prices

Cwele warns operators over data prices

Data prices in South Africa may need the attention of the Competition Commission, telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference

Cwele to announce ICT policy breakthrough

Cwele to announce ICT policy breakthrough

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele is poised to announce in parliament on Wednesday that there has been a breakthrough in the impasse between government and the mobile industry on spectrum

Vodacom may push further into Africa

Vodacom may push further into Africa

Acquisition opportunities are opening in Africa for Vodacom Group as telecommunications assets become more affordable, the JSE-listed group’s CEO, Shameel Joosub, said this week at the presentation of its annual results for the year

Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Jon Tullett, research manager for IT services

Podcast | Vincent Maher on e-sports in SA

Podcast | Vincent Maher on e-sports in SA

E-sports, or competitive videogaming, is rapidly emerging as a big business around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Vincent Maher, chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media, is at the coalface of developments

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