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Mobile operators are in danger of becoming dumb pipes as over-the-top players eat their lunch.
 
Mobile operators are in danger of becoming dumb pipes as over-the-top players eat their lunch.
'It's going to get tougher'

Telecoms operators will find 2015 even tougher going, with revenue pressure, competition and more consolidation on the cards.

T-Systems to brief employees on loss of Eskom deal

T-Systems MD Gert Schoonbee previously described the Eskom deal as one of the most challenging contracts with which to achieve stability in terms of cost and service delivery.

The outsourcing company will brief over 400 employees about their future once the Eskom contract is transferred to a new service provider next year.


Online channels boost credit card fraud

Credit card fraud increased by 23% from R366 million in 2013 to R453.9 million in 2014, says Sabric.

Criminals misuse online application channels provided by banks, entering fake details to open multiple credit card accounts.


 

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PC sales continue to fall

The IDC is forecasting that PC shipments will fall 2.7% this year, an improvement on its previous 3.7% decline.

ICASA pushes out frequency plan comment date

Operators now have till 28 January to comment on the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan.

OBS appoints new African VP

Giorgio Heiman takes over the position at Orange's business arm from Jean-Luc Lasnier.

Smart homes 'no revolution'

Automated home systems are evolving quickly, but – both locally and abroad – the market is in a nascent stage.

Peter Cheales sells HelloPeter.com

The popular consumer complaint site will be run by a team of entrepreneurs.

Smart cities on the go

South Africa's major cities expand projects to realise 'smart' goals.

R2K, SOS to demand free STBs

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS Coalition will tomorrow stage a protest to demand free digital TV set-top boxes for all households.

Mobile buyback service hits SA today

Zwipit allows consumers and corporates to trade in used mobile devices for cash via its e-commerce platform.

Phone recharge in 30 seconds

Israeli company StoreDot claims to have developed 'nanodot' technology that can charge a mobile phone in half a minute.

 

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Smart cities on the go
South Africa's major cities expand projects to realise 'smart' goals.
Phone recharge in 30 seconds
Israeli company StoreDot claims to have developed 'nanodot' technology that can charge a mobile phone in half a minute.
Multibillion budgets for green buildings
Some of the bigger local companies pour billions into new, greener buildings with an eye on long-term savings.

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