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6:00

Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding

As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.

2:30

President Ramaphosa wants spectrum impasse resolved soon

The president calls for mediation in the legal disputes that have held back the country’s spectrum auction process.

4:10
Thursday

Three countries drive Sub-Saharan Africa’s e-commerce boom

Research by financial services firm Visa reveals SA, Nigeria and Kenya as the top drivers of e-commerce volumes in the region.

2:10

Highest performance dual-band WiFi 6 access point

NETGEAR’s Insight Managed WAX620 is POE powered, mesh-capable and cloud manageable, while being interoperable with WiFi 5 devices.

1:50

Overcoming WiFi challenges to simplify remote workforce support

Cisco Meraki can be plugged in straight out-of-the-box to deliver an employee the same experience as though they were at the office.

2:30

Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp

The telecoms company unveils Africa’s first Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp, enabling Telkom Pay customers to make e-commerce payments.

3:10

Minister blames global chip shortage for student laptop delays

Of the total consignment of 730 000 laptops intended for National Student Financial Aid Scheme students, only 7 300 laptops have been received, almost a year later.

3:10

Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs

The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.

3:40
4 Jun

MTN targets 100m fintech users in new Africa strategy

The telco aims to reach the fintech subscriber goal in the next five years and grow the unit’s service revenue contribution to the group from 8% to 20%.

3:40

Vodacom pumps R100m into KZN rural connectivity drive

The company plans to deploy 29 new deep rural base stations with all standard technologies across the KwaZulu-Natal region to cover 14 municipalities.

1:50

Vodacom suffers network outage across SA

The mobile operator confirms it is having voice and data issues across the country, leaving customers frustrated.

4:20

TV white space connectivity gains ground in South Africa

A television white space project in KwaZulu-Natal aims to bring communities online, providing affordable broadband Internet connectivity to the underserved.