Vodacom, Google give Limpopo villages free Android phones
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.
SA’s TMT sector faces legal challenges and opportunities in 2021
Cyber security, B-BBEE and the allocation of high frequency radio spectrum will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications sector this year.
Not much hope of funding boost for ICT on budget day
Ahead of the budget speech, industry pundits don’t foresee increased funding for the information and communications technology sector, despite its obvious prowess.
Huawei defies US restrictions in 5G push
The Chinese telecommunications giant makes significant gains in the 5G market, despite the continued US sanctions.
Gauteng zeros in on digital economy for jobs, economic recovery
Premier David Makhura identifies ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.
ZACR warns of global cyber criminals targeting SA
The.za domain name administrator says increasing connectivity during lockdown comes at a cost, as more users attract the online attention of fraudsters.
Liquid Telecom seeks R9bn to refinance debt
The new funds are also intended to support the company as it continues to scale and expand its fibre network capabilities.
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.
WOAN success hinges on strong regulatory approach
Local research firm BMIT urges government to clear uncertainties around issues like digital migration so the wholesale open access network can bear fruit.
SA telcos report gains in online shopping channels
MTN, Cell C, Telkom and Vodacom see an uptick in online sales, as more consumers adapt their purchasing behaviour to e-commerce.