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Regulatory uncertainties stifle 5G in MEA

The region faces numerous telecoms challenges in terms of uncertain regulations, low coverage of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as lack of spectrum.

Africa's smartphone market sees 6.4% decline QOQ

Despite indicting a strong performance in the region's biggest markets, Africa's smartphone market for 4Q2017 saw an 18% year-on-year decline.

Helios Towers mulls SA expansion


The independent tower company considers entering the local market as it plans a listing on the JSE in April.

HTEK IP phones certified by PortaOne

Providers using PortaSwitch can now use the HTEK phones without needing to perform a manual set-up procedure. [Local rep: Q-KON SA]

Bitcoin still in hype cycle: FNB


CEO Jacques Celliers says Bitcoin is still in a bit of a "hype cycle", but the bank is excited by blockchain and its possible use cases.

MTN plans two African listings

9 Mar

The telco says it will list in both Nigeria and Ghana during the course of 2018.

WOAN monopoly a 'terrible idea' - MTN

MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa is against the monopolisation of SA's spectrum through the planned wholesale open access network.

MTN swings back to black

8 Mar

The telco giant swung back to profit for the year ended 31 December 2017, although the strong rand dented revenue growth.

MTN Business appoints two new execs

7 Mar

Former Ster-Kinekor CEO Wanda Matandela and Vodacom managing executive Christian Wirtz have both joined MTN.

Seacom boosts capacity with 100Gbps Ethernet tech

7 Mar

The pan-African telecom company says the deployment at its data centre core Points of Presence in SA are part of an ongoing investment in capacity.

ICASA pleads for its independence

6 Mar

The regulator flags issues with the mooted draft ECA Bill, as it seeks to maintain core independent functions.

Three main trends to come out of MWC

Device manufacturers focused on augmented reality, artificial intelligence and the `intelligence of things' instead of hardware developments.

Bitrate announces partnership with CSG

CSG's Seecrypt secure communications products will be available through Bitrate's partner network of companies across sub-Sahara Africa.