Chris Maroleng leaves MTN

Reports suggest the former MTN executive for group corporate affairs has been appointed as COO of the SABC.

Telco stocks struggle in 2017


Last year was a tough one for JSE-listed telecoms stocks, with the majority losing value over the year.

MTN, Ericsson trial 5G in Africa

8 Jan

The trial achieved a throughput of more than 20Gbps, with less than 5ms latency.

MTN, Huawei unveil connected driver IOT solution

19 Dec

The usage based insurance solution uses the Internet of things to monitor and assess driver behaviour.

Best and worst performing tech stocks of 2017

Dec 15, 2017

MiX Telematics, Cartrack and Naspers were the best performing tech stocks on the JSE during the year, while Adapt IT and EOH fared worst.

GirlCode to launch Digital Academy, incubator programme

The organisation aims to empower 10 million females across Africa by 2030 through tech training, mentorship and networking initiatives.

Telkom has cheapest kids' contracts

Dec 6, 2017

Bill-optimisation company Tariffic's latest quarterly tracker found that Telkom has the cheapest cellphone contract prices for children.

Smartcall rolls out its data hotspot on-the-go

Nov 24, 2017

SmartyFi lets vendors buy data in bulk (and thus more cheaply) and on-sell the data in smaller quantities - adding a profit margin.

MTN experiencing data outage

Nov 23, 2017

MTN is experiencing an interruption in data services on two of its network nodes, impacting many customers.

MTN CEO kicked out of Benin

Nov 17, 2017

The mobile operator confirms Stephen Blewett has been asked to leave the country by 24 November following a $213m probe.

Samsung director quits, heads to MTN

Nov 17, 2017

Craige Fleischer will leave Samsung Electronics at the end of this year to join MTN as the operator's new GM of devices.

MTN turns to biometrics to boost security

Nov 15, 2017

The telco introduces biometrics to authenticate the identity of post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions.