Paula Gilbert

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".


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.


SA start-up Xineoh gets R21m cash injection

The local artificial intelligence start-up concludes a second round of equity deals worth $1.5 million (R21 million).


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.


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.


Internet of things helps feed the masses

IFS South Africa and Matsei Technologies develop a digital aquaponics farming solution using the Internet of things, to help combat malnutrition in Africa.


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.

7 Feb

Not everyone is turning against Huawei

Turkcell's CEO calls Huawei "a reliable business partner", saying the partnership with the Turkish operator is "set to continue".

6 Feb

Noose tightens around Huawei as EU allies dwindle

While so many nations turning on one company is unprecedented in telecoms, Huawei is too big to be sunk by the current onslaught, but is surely hurting, say local analysts.

5 Feb

Afrikaans ISP Aitsa joins the market

The new Internet service provider from MetroFibre Networx focuses on providing connectivity to the Afrikaans community.

4 Feb

Africa must not follow EU's misguided telecoms regulation

Asia, Africa and Latin America should learn from Europe's telecoms regulation mistakes, says Strand Consult.

1 Feb

Modern-day digital DVD store bypasses Netflix, Showmax

New SA content service, OGLE, offers video content with zero data charges and is aimed at a different demographic to traditional VOD players.

Paula Gilbert
ITWeb telecoms editor.

Paula Gilbert is the Telecoms Editor at ITWeb. She is an award winning journalist covering telecoms, business, start-ups and new innovations in finance and mobile. She previously worked as a producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa and started her career in radio. She has an Honours degree in Journalism from Rhodes University. Travel is always on Paula's mind, she has visited 30 countries so far and is currently researching her next adventure.