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Cat first to SA with thermal imaging phone

Cat first to SA with thermal imaging phone

Cat, part of the Caterpillar stable, will on Thursday launch in South Africa what it’s calling the world’s first smartphone with a thermal imaging camera. The phone, developed on Cat’s behalf by UK firm Bullitt Group

Minister to sue Icasa over spectrum auction

Minister to sue Icasa over spectrum auction

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele will institute legal proceedings against communications regulator Icasa to stop the agency from going ahead with a plan to allocate access to radio frequency spectrum for

Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Meet the SA youngsters taking on WhatsApp

Themba Moyo, 36, and Lisa Phendla, 33, have a plan to build the next big thing in instant messaging, and they’re going to do it by allowing consumers to chat to each other on their smartphones, even if they have run out of data or airtime. Their app, Teta

Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Why Telkom went nuclear on mobile

Telkom has signalled it’s ready for a serious fight with its bigger rivals, this week taking the wraps off aggressively priced, 4G/LTE data-led mobile packages for both prepaid and contract customers that look set to have its bigger rivals

TalkCentral: Ep 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

TalkCentral: Ep 149 – ‘FreeMe, Seymour’

In the latest episode of TechCentral’s podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom’s new FreeMe packages and why they’re set to shake up the telecommunications industry in South Africa. Also this week, they ask whether Telkom

Telkom detonates bomb on mobile rivals

Telkom detonates bomb on mobile rivals

Twenty gigabytes of mobile 4G/LTE data a month, free on-network calls, 1 500 minutes of free calls to other networks, zero-rated WhatsApp and Viber, free SMSes, and free and unlimited Wi-Fi access at

A tale of six ministers

A tale of six ministers

It all started in the late noughties, I think around 2006 or 2007, when the former communications minister, the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri – a former chairwoman of the SABC – declared that South Africa would complete

Vodacom still firing on all cylinders

Vodacom still firing on all cylinders

Vodacom continues to defy weak economic conditions in the markets in which it operates, revealing on Thursday that its strong financial performance in the 2016 financial year has continued into the first three months of its new financial

ThumbzUp set for US, Asia expansion

ThumbzUp set for US, Asia expansion

ThumbzUp, the local developer of mobile point-of-sale systems available in South Africa through Absa and in Australia through ANZ, is on the verge of signing significant new deals that will take it into

MTN to report a first-half EPS loss

MTN to report a first-half EPS loss

Telecommunications group MTN warned on Tuesday that its profits for the six months ended 30 June 2016 will have come under pressure as a result of the record-breaking fine imposed on it in Nigeria and pressures

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