SoftBank pumps billions into world’s major tech firms

Adobe, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, PayPal and Zoom are among the 25 companies into which SoftBank has invested a total of $3.9 billion.


Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G adoption in Africa

Todd Ashton, Ericsson’s newly-appointed vice-president and head of South and East Africa, looks to drive the adoption of 5G on the African continent.

Aug 17, 2020

Ericsson zeroes in on SA’s promising 5G market

The Swedish company sees a lot of opportunity in the country's 5G market, as operators wait for ICASA to make high-demand spectrum available.


New Nokia 5.3 midrange phone now available in SA

The smartphone features a number of Nokia firsts, including a 4 000mAh battery, quad camera and 6.55-inch screen.

Aug 3, 2020

EU clamps down on social media hate speech

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media will now be subject to EU rules on hate speech and harmful content under new European Commission guidelines.

Jul 24, 2020

Shunned by the West, Huawei powers SA’s 5G networks

All three telcos that have launched 5G in SA are using Huawei in parts of their 5G networks, including the Huawei 5G CPE router.

May 21, 2020

Nokia taps former PayPal CMO to lead marketing strategy

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, appoints Stephen Taylor as its chief marketing officer, to lead the company’s overall marketing strategy and execution.

May 5, 2020

Nokia’s entry-level 4G device available in SA

The company unveils its Nokia C2 – the device it describes as the “most affordable” way to upgrade to a 4G smartphone experience.


Apple’s most affordable iPhone well-timed for SA’s fragile economy

The mid-range second-generation iPhone SE is a solid alternative for local consumers seeking a powerful phone on an affordable budget, say analysts.

Mar 20, 2020

Nokia intros new devices, brings iconic Nokia 5310 back to life

HMD Global unveils four new smartphones, which include its first “global 5G” device and the revamped Nokia 5310.

Mar 13, 2020

Facebook Express WiFi looks to scale-up in SA

The social media giant wants to work with local mobile network operators and Internet service providers on its Express WiFi programme.


Chinese smartphone brand Tecno makes SA debut

South Africa joins Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and India as the first market recipients of the Tecno Camon series smartphones.