Telecoms
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Friday

Blue Label bets R151m on advanced airtime game

The JSE-listed group buys a 60% stake in Airvantage, which offers mobile-related services in SA and across a number of emerging markets.

New Nokia, Samsung phones to be unwrapped at MWC

Mobile World Congress will take place next week in Barcelona and thousands of people are expected to attend.

Blue Label earnings tick up after Cell C investment

The JSE-listed group saw a 2% uptick in revenue and a 109% jump in HEPS for the six months to 30 November 2017.

Budget: State-owned ICT companies by 2020

Wednesday

The telecoms ministry confirms plans to establish government-owned IT and ICT infrastructure companies in the next two years.

Budget: DOC outlines plans for digital migration

Wednesday

The communications ministry seeks to ensure 1.5 million digital TVs are installed over the medium-term period.

Budget: Cabinet trims SA Connect budget

Wednesday

The SA Connect project receives a reduced budget of R1.7 billion over the medium-term expenditure framework, as implementation struggles to get off the ground.

4G drone tracking tech on the cards for SA

Wednesday

Vodafone continues to re-invent its business strategy with the introduction of IOT drone tracking and safety technology.

Spectrum headache must be resolved ASAP

Wednesday

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos hopes government will soon fast-track spectrum allocation for telcos, as SA awaits a Cabinet reshuffle that could further delay the process.

SA sets the pace for LTE in Africa

Wednesday

The country is well ahead of its continental neighbours in regards to LTE deployments, says OpenSignal.

Cell C adds 1m customers

Tuesday

The third biggest mobile operator in SA now has 16.3 million active subscribers, showing growth of 6% over the past year.

Telecoms policy becomes a tennis match

The Internet Service Providers' Association sees SA's telecoms regulation as endless sets of policy implementation decisions and failures.

Ramaphosa promises spectrum action

In his first SONA tonight, President Cyril Ramaphosa said government will finalise engagements with telcos to ensure the allocation of spectrum.

Altron lands R585m deal to link Limpopo

16 Feb

The Limpopo government appoints Altron's Altech Radio Holdings to establish an affordable, secure, open access broadband network.