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Just how good are Telkom’s FreeMe plans?

Just how good are Telkom’s FreeMe plans?

On 25 July, Telkom will make its new packages, called FreeMe, available to the market. They’re innovative and they’re making waves. But are these packages right for you? FreeMe is a set of new data-centric packages offered by Telkom

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

Why Icasa’s auction is a win for everyone

Why Icasa’s auction is a win for everyone

It’s rare: regulation which actually yields a positive result for both sides of the market it intends to “manage”. Sure, the move by regulator, Icasa, to start a licensing process for precious mobile spectrum is

We’ve already hit peak Pokémon

We’ve already hit peak Pokémon

Despite the fact that Pokémon Go has become the world’s biggest mobile game, it has already started its certain decline. This is despite the fact that the game is showing a greater ability to retain users than most mobile games. Although it may be

SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

SA’s digital TV project needs a rethink

Government’s failed R8,5bn broadcast digital migration process must be stopped in its tracks and reappraised to determine a new path to free up analogue signals to deliver ubiquitous wireless broadband to the nation and foster sustainable competition in radio

Why is SA broadcasting in such an awful mess?

Why is SA broadcasting in such an awful mess?

A recent supreme court of appeal decision that pitted e.tv and others against MultiChoice and the SABC on the issue of the digital migration and the specifications of set-top boxes – itself a reversal of a high court decision – is now heading to the constitutional

How to stop the R2/MB extortion

How to stop the R2/MB extortion

Much like interconnect rates which for years remained stubbornly and unreasonably high, punitive out-of-bundle mobile data rates are a relic of a bygone era. Sure, operators might have been justified in charging R2/MB

A theory on why R2/MB still exists

A theory on why R2/MB still exists

Allow me to venture a theory… The reason out-of-bundle mobile data rates are (largely) still R2/MB is to help shore up operators’ cratering voice revenue. R2 is an arbitrary number, a relic from over a decade ago, but it’s a stubborn

R2/MB could trip up SA’s mobile operators

R2/MB could trip up SA’s mobile operators

The cellular industry may soon become the victim of the next wave of disruptive technology, much as this industry virtually destroyed traditional fixed-line telephony in the late 1990s. This may happen sooner than many think

LinkedIn deal does not inspire confidence

LinkedIn deal does not inspire confidence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has explained the rationale behind the tech company’s plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26,2bn.
In a letter to staff, Nadella said he believes that access to LinkedIn customers will benefit the sales of Microsoft

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