Martin Czernowalow


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LTE-A: curb your enthusiasm

Although there have been moves towards the high-speed mobile tech, it will be some time before SA's consumers can enjoy it.

Deployment of LTE-Advanced technology will get under way in SA soon, but its benefits may only be felt some years down the line.


SA agencies deploy FinFisher malware

A leaked customer database shows R30 million of surveillance malware licences.


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.


Spectrum dearth sees operators squeeze assets

While Vodacom's voice-over-LTE solution is in line with global trends, analysts say it is also an example of how operators are forced to squeeze assets.


BlackBerry Blend wins plaudits

Even as reviewers and analysts were torn on the prospects of the unconventionally shaped Passport, they brimmed with praise for Blend.


HD voice at a cost

Improved call quality will require operators to invest in a dwindling revenue stream, and places more demand on already squeezed spectrum.


DFA wins fibre appeal in KZN

The company wins a case allowing it to continue building a fibre optic network in Msunduzi, KwaZulu-Natal.


Cell C fires next marketing salvo

The operator hopes its latest campaign will covince consumers to join its 18-million strong following.


Nyati moves to MTN

Mteto Nyati leaves Microsoft to head up home-grown MTN's enterprise strategy.

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