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WirelessCo will be SA's first carrier-grade open-access network.

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ICASA's latest asymmetry rate is less favourable towards smaller players than originally proposed.
ICASA's latest asymmetry rate is less favourable towards smaller players than originally proposed.
New MTRs herald end of era

ICASA's final termination rates signal the end of a time in which they hold much significance, as data trumps voice.

Interconnect rates 'not enough'

Asymmetry cannot be a market correcting measure, although it does aid smaller players to gain market share, says CEO Sunil Joshi.

Asymmetry for fixed-line operators will theoretically spur on competition, but falls short of removing structural imbalances in the market.

Mobile industry's top 10 challenges

Today's mobile players face the question of whether they should offer DSL and fibre solutions, or focus on a pure mobile strategy.

Strand Consult identifies operators' biggest challenges in today's ICT industry based on their input.

Tribunal approves Nashua Mobile sell-off

Altech Autopage, MTN and Vodacom can take over Nashua Mobile's subscriber base.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Admire Moyo, portals editor, reporting from San Francisco.

Admire Moyo Oracle commits to Africa's skills development The company unveils an initiative to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa.

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EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

PayPal is set to become a publicly-traded company next year as EBay follows Icahn's advice.


IT Security survey 2014

Vodacom, Eduloan launch student service

The two companies launch a service enabling students to pay for educational and daily expenses from their bursary cash using M-Pesa. 

Gijima rolls over debt

The listed company seeks to raise another R100 million to continuing restructuring as it narrows its loss and pushes its debt obligations out.

FSB probes three ICT entities

The Financial Services Board probes allegations of insider trading and market abuse against three ICT companies.

CIPC tech 'lets SA economy down'

Call centre issues and a lack of functionality on the Companies and Intellectual Property Office's Web site point to a core technology issue.

DigiCore turns eye to Africa

The telematics business says Africa offers more exciting growth opportunities than what is available locally.

BlackBerry teases new device plans

Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company is not giving up on its handset business.

Telkom plans 200Mbps network

The company will start rolling out LTE-Advanced to more than 50 suburbs across SA in December.

Banking details scam resurfaces

Scammers use fake letters to con users into thinking suppliers have changed banking details.

ICASA rethinks asymmetry

The Independent Communications Authority of SA slightly increases the asymmetrical benefit to smaller players in its final mobile termination rates.

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Cyber security 'a CEO concern' Building robust security measures for telcos should not be the sole domain of CIOs, experts say.



IT Personality, Visionary CIO finalists named The 2014 IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards near the final stage as the top five finalists in each category have been selected.



Constructing an industry, open-source style As an absolute fanatic about IT, Kevin Wilson made a strange choice by moving into the construction industry.


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Caption Competition

Congratulations to Lynne McCarthy for the winning caption competition and walking away with an annual subscription to Brainstorm magazine, as well as an entry into a lucky draw for an Apple iPad Mini 16GB Tablet With Wi-Fi & 4G


Green IT

SPIS for Orange Farm school
Samsung has handed over a Solar Powered Internet School to Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm.
ER Data Recovery focuses on customer satisfaction as measure of success
The company prides itself on providing fast, affordable data recovery services with guaranteed customer satisfaction.
Solar-powered water meter for SA
The device can be charged by the sun in a couple of hours, says MyWater.

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