South Africa remains ‘important’ market for Huawei
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vodacom, Google give Limpopo villages free Android phones
The companies say closing the digital divide will economically empower many rural and low-income communities.
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.
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.
Huawei defies US restrictions in 5G push
The Chinese telecommunications giant makes significant gains in the 5G market, despite the continued US sanctions.
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.
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.
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.