Telecoms
2:10
Friday

Uganda deports MTN CEO

Wim Vanhelleputte has been forced to leave Uganda and MTN says it "has not been notified of the grounds for the deportation".

2:40

Where does SA fit in global broadband speeds?

New research from Compare the Market shows South Africa has the fastest average download speed when compared to nine African peers.

6:50

South Africa's 5G reality revealed

Despite the hype around the deployment of 5G in 2019, 3G remains the present reality for SA.

7:30
Wednesday

Telcos happy to see ECA Bill taken out of play

Telecoms operators welcome the government's withdrawal of the "flawed" and controversial Electronic Communications Amendment Bill from Parliament.

1:50

ECA Bill withdrawn

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams shelves the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, noting Parliament is unlikely to finalise it before the upcoming general elections.

6:10

Extensive load-shedding hurts SA telcos

Local telcos experience connectivity issues due to ongoing Eskom blackouts caused by load-shedding, significantly increasing their operational costs.

2:50
10 Feb

'Please Call Me' inventor accusing former funders of fraud

According to the Sunday Times, 'Please Call Me' inventor Kenneth Nkosana Makate has opened a fraud case against his former funders Raining Men Trade.

2:50
10 Feb

'Please Call Me' inventor accusing former funders of fraud

According to the Sunday Times, 'Please Call Me' inventor Kenneth Nkosana Makate has opened a fraud case against his former funders Raining Men Trade

4:40
8 Feb

OGLE plans major rollout over next 18 months

Modern-day digital DVD store OGLE moves forward with plans to create 1 000 OGLE hotspots in the next 18 months.

1:40

MTN Nigeria tax bill case postponed yet again

While the operator settled with the Nigerian central bank last year, it is still in a $2 billion tax-related court battle with the country's attorney general.

1:20

Ramaphosa's ICT commission finally takes shape

President Cyril Ramaphosa uses his State of the Nation Address to confirm the appointment of the commission that will ensure SA is on track with the digital revolution.