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Coupling Neotel to Vodacom will create a “super-dominant” player.

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It is understood DA and ANC councillors are united in their opposition to the city insourcing the project.
 
It is understood DA and ANC councillors are united in their opposition to the city insourcing the project.
Council showdown looms over R3.4bn Joburg network

City councillors are expected to clash with the mayoral committee tonight over the R1.2 billion buyout of the Johannesburg Broadband Network Project.

Next SA fibre wave on the way, says IS

The next big fibre wave will hit as soon as all the checkboxes are ticked and neighbourhoods have access to high-speed broadband over fibre, says IS's Greg Montjoie.

Internet Solutions believes fibre will uplift SA more than any other technology preceding it.


Opt-out checks will cost

It will cost R1 for every 1 000 records checked against the Direct Marketing Association of SA's registry.

From next month, the Direct Marketing Association of SA will charge companies to cross-reference its do not contact list.


Rise of second tier smartphones

Second-tier smartphone makers are in for a lucrative two-year ride in SA.

For at least the next two years, the SA market is going to present huge opportunities for second-tier brands like Huawei.


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Vodacom moves on African ambitions

The operator makes good on its aim of expanding further north with its bid to buy out Tanzania's largest Internet service provider.

MTN talks down retrenchment worries

The operator downplays Solidarity's fears that more than hundreds of enterprise business unit workers are facing the axe.

Vodacom boards BYOD bus

The operator's business arm debuts its own mobile device management solution, six months after rival operator MTN.

Facebook tops Wall Street target

Increased mobile advertising demand enabled the social media giant's revenue to grow 49% in the fourth quarter.

Amazon e-mail to challenge MS, Google

The WorkMail e-mail and scheduling service is aimed at winning over corporate clients, and is expected in the second quarter.

Samsung close to losing smartphone crown

The global smartphone leader posts a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings, after rival Apple reports the biggest profit in corporate history.

Home affairs rolls out over 1m smart IDs

As part of its modernisation programme, the Department of Home Affairs has issued more than one million smart ID cards in less than a year. 

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Deloitte's predictions for 2015 Including: the Internet of things, phone batteries, 3D printing and drones.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha - Closed for business Compact, durable, lightweight. What is not to like?

 

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SA start-up heads to UK smart city project
Mellowcabs is among 12 initial finalists who will test their tech in a UK smart city development.
Gartner predicts 4.9bn connected 'things' by 2015
By 2020, 250 million connected vehicles will enable new in-vehicle services and driving capabilities.
R84bn smart city to encompass pervasive ICT
Modderfontein New City will be the first smart city in SA with services and systems designed into the fabric of the built environment.

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