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Does spectrum auction really favour ‘duopoly’?

Does spectrum auction really favour ‘duopoly’?

Cell C warned earlier this week that communications regulator Icasa’s proposed spectrum auction would serve only to entrench the dominance of South Africa’s two largest mobile operators, Vodacom and

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

Apple’s technological lag is starting to show

A lack of ideas is a gloomy thing to behold in a tech leader. Executives try to strike all the right notes and use all the latest buzzwords, but the numbers show a disturbing trend and competitors are way ahead with real innovations that can be

Feature phones a huge opportunity in Africa

Feature phones a huge opportunity in Africa

Africa’s start-ups are seizing an opportunity they say Google and Apple have missed – making apps for non-smartphones. In a region where the average customer doesn’t own a smartphone or a bank card, hundreds of millions

Telkom FreeMe vs the competition

Telkom FreeMe vs the competition

Telkom is betting its FreeMe packages, announced on Thursday night and available from today (Monday), will shake up the South African mobile market. And, when they’re compared side by side with similar offers from rivals, it’s

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

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Telkom just turned SA telecoms on its head

Let’s accept the point of departure: mobile contract packages are broken. There are too many bundled voice minutes hardly anyone depletes and an infinitely higher number of completely useless SMSes. Data bundles are almost an after-thought

How Africa can build a homegrown tech sector

How Africa can build a homegrown tech sector

Africa is coming online rapidly. Internet penetration in the continent is growing faster than in any other region in the world, giving millions more people access to better communication, information and business opportunities. Although

Discovery tweaks Vitality Active Rewards – again

Discovery tweaks Vitality Active Rewards – again

Discovery has announced a third change to the way it allocates points to members of its Vitality Active Rewards programme inside its first year. The programme, first piloted in the UK before being launched in South Africa last September, is simple

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Technology companies that make business software are never going to match the glamour of their consumer counterparts. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a household name, but many would be hard-pressed

Netflix stumbles on path to world domination

Netflix stumbles on path to world domination

Netflix’s quest to create the first global, online TV network hit a speed bump on Monday when the company said a price increase cut subscriber growth to a three-year low, causing its stock to plummet

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