Broadband Infraco, ItakaneICT enable cashless payment services
The state-owned backhaul connectivity provider enters into a partnership with ItakaneICT to facilitate cashless money services in rural and disadvantaged communities.
ICT sector policy and regulation in the time of COVID-19
Collaboration, clarity and coherence are required from all stakeholders, as ICT is the primary tool to enable and support the kind of lockdown currently in force.
Seacom carries extra traffic as WACS outage continues
The Seacom cable system is now carrying a large amount of SA’s international Internet traffic after the breaking of the West Africa Cable System.
Explosive growth for Vodacom e-School platform amid lockdown
The mobile operator says user registrations have gone up by over 1 000% compared to previous historic periods, nearing one million users.
ICASA extends operators’ existing spectrum licences
The requlator resolves to grant all radio frequency spectrum licence holders an extension to renew their licences amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Some MTN, Vodacom stores remain open during lockdown
SA’s leading mobile carriers say the telecoms industry has been designated an essential service and they are taking this responsibility seriously.
Free Market Foundation calls for more spectrum, defends telcos
The liberal think tank says recent recommendations by the Competition Commission for the operators to cut data prices by half are misplaced.