Feb 27, 2017

Telkom expands mobile data offering

The telco introduces FreeMe Family, a family proposition of its mobile data product.

Feb 6, 2017

Viber rolls-out secret messages

Viber has introduced a Snapchat-like feature that lets users send photos and videos that disappear once the recipient has viewed them.


Messenger encryption requires continuous opt-in

The Facebook-owned messaging app now allows all users to encrypt conversations, but only if the feature is enabled each time.

Aug 1, 2016

Telkom's FreeMe packages dominate

The new deals from Telkom are the cheapest SIM-only contracts of all major mobile network operators, says Tariffic.

Jul 22, 2016

Telkom data offerings aim to disrupt

The telco embraces a data-driven future, as it tries to steal market share from bigger players with a bold revamping of its entire mobile product offering.


Internet investors worried about SA regulation

South African investors believe regulatory policy is inhibiting investment in Internet companies.

Apr 20, 2016

Viber adds encryption to messages

The messaging app will roll out end-to-end encryption on all messages globally in coming weeks, as it prioritises security.

Jan 25, 2016

Time for OTTs, telcos to work together

As SA's industry players prepare to discuss possible over-the-top regulation, a research firm predicts OTTs and telcos will embrace partnerships in 2016.

Jan 21, 2016

OTT regulation: the global battle for control

Legal framework for mobile services? More like a defining moment for global communications.

Jan 20, 2016

Viber brings Public Chats to SA

South Africa is one of seven African countries selected to offer local conversations on Viber's Public Chats platform.

Jan 19, 2016

Operators didn't ask Parliament for OTT regulation

Parliament's telecoms portfolio committee admits no operator, "nor anyone" asked it to look into the regulation of OTT players.

Apr 29, 2015

Viber for Windows 10 unveiled

The fully optimised mobile communications app, which?works smoothly across PC, tablet and mobile, debuted at Microsoft Build today.

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