Paul Booth is an independent commentator who looks for significance in what ICT vendors haven't said.
South Africans bought 3.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2018, a 12.4% increase year-on-year.
The acquisition, led by Bain Capital Private Equity and Golden Gate Capital, resulted in a deal worth $8.5 billion.
The company bought EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 billion, becoming the world's largest music publisher.
A private investment firm spends $47.5 million on a stake in Kenyan digital payments firm Cellulant.
The company bought Liberty Global's assets in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for $21.8 billion.
The $26.5 billion acquisition will create a major competitor to AT&T.
Comcast's proposed acquisition of Sky sees the company drop its support of a lower offer from Twenty-First Century Fox.
The seven-year ban comes after ZTE violated terms of a deal after pleading guilty to shipping US technology to Iran.
Spotify acquires licensing tech provider Loudr.fm, to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due.
The US Federal Trade Commission takes the unusual step of opening an investigation into the social media giant.
Amazon has become the second most valuable publicly listed US company, surpassing Google parent Alphabet for the first time.
The US president blocked Broadcom's proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds.