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1:50

All systems go as Ethiopia opens telecoms licence bid

The bid for the long-awaited Ethiopian telecoms operator licence opens tomorrow and mobile operators have a month to submit their proposals.

3:40
Wednesday

South Africa among countries most sceptical about 5G

Many are still cynical about the next-generation tech, routinely searching online to query 5G’s safety and its connection to COVID-19, despite these concerns being debunked as fallacies.

4:10

We can’t negotiate spectrum licensing, says ICASA chairperson

The telecoms regulator vows to defend the high-demand spectrum licensing process every step of the way, amid an ongoing legal tug-of-war.  

2:00

MTN records massive fintech growth in Nigeria

The mobile operator sees an increased uptake in its fintech business, which includes MoMo, insurance, airtime lending and e-commerce.

2:10
26 Feb

Vodacom, Google give Limpopo villages free Android phones

The companies say closing the digital divide will economically empower many rural and low-income communities.

3:00
25 Feb

Access to spectrum is a ‘lifeline’, says Cell C CFO

The mobile operator plans to apply for high-demand spectrum and wants to see the application process happen as quickly as possible, says CFO Zafar Mahomed.

4:10
25 Feb

Cell C rejects morphing into MVNO, forges ahead with new strategy

The telco rebuffs suggestions it is morphing into a mobile virtual network operator, following its decision to migrate customers to Vodacom and MTN.

2:40
24 Feb

Huawei defies US restrictions in 5G push

The Chinese telecommunications giant makes significant gains in the 5G market, despite the continued US sanctions.

2:20

Ford intros connected services in new Ford Ranger FX4

The locally-assembled Ford Ranger FX4 spearheads the introduction of Ford’s connected services platform, FordPass Connect.

1:40
22 Feb

Licensing of high-demand spectrum imminent, says ICASA

The regulator stresses that the mock auction and the actual auction will commence by 31 March 2021.

4:20
22 Feb

Local 5G subscribers to top 11m in four years

Although 5G is in its infancy in SA, it could see 11 million subscribers and 43% population coverage in the next four years, says Africa Analysis.

5:50

Vodacom in limbo over Lesotho licence, hefty fine

The mobile operator awaits judgement regarding the country’s decision to impose a R40.2 million fine and to revoke its unified licence.