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Companies slow to develop mobile apps

2014-11-24 12:27

Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.

Cape Town launches public Wi-Fi

2014-11-20 11:30

The City of Cape Town and Orange announced on Thursday the launch of a Wi-Fi network that would offer limited free internet access in some of the city's poorer suburbs.

Orange: Hey Cell C, call us to chat

2014-11-19 12:00

Orange has no plans to buy struggling South African mobile operators though the French-based telecoms firm is open to discussions.

SA lags on IT literacy, broadband

2014-03-31 14:31

The rollout of broadband in South Africa has more so do with IT literacy than the cost of data, an industry insider has said.

MTN comes out fighting: We're not greedy

2014-02-21 08:00

Mobile operator MTN has come out fighting accusations that it is greedy with respect to its court challenge to the regulator's decision on Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs).

SA operators eager to 'flick the switch' to 4G

2014-01-30 12:00

Mobile operators are gearing up to "flick the switch" as soon as the government grants spectrum for high speed broadband.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-12 08:00

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

SA mobile broadband policy criticised

2013-11-18 10:20

The Draft National Broadband Policy has been criticised for its proposal to appoint an entity to manage the spectrum for the rollout of higher speed networks.

African ministers agree on mobile broadband plan

2013-09-09 07:29

Government ministers and the GSMA have signed an agreement to expand mobile access and accelerate broadband penetration across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Politics don't belong in mobile - GSMA

2012-11-15 12:06

Politicians should not meddle with spectrum allocation that could deliver mobile broadband to developing countries, the GSMA has said.

SA urged to release broadband spectrum

2012-01-16 11:55

African governments, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been urged to move forward in the allocation of mobile broadband spectrum, the GSMA has said.

Hands off mobile, GSMA body warns

2011-11-14 12:35

Government officials and policy makers in Africa should resist the temptation to levy the mobile industry because it limits growth on the continent, an industry body has said.

 

'Mobile phone networks are not cash cows'

2014-11-21 08:52

All mobile operators are not huge financial cash machines, especially where multiple players vie for market share in one country, says an international organisation.

Governments warned over heavy mobile taxes

2014-11-20 10:24

Governments should not seek to tax mobile operators out of existence, says an international organisation.

Why men control the internet

2014-11-17 13:42

Men are ruling the digital world - creating a more sexist arena online than we face in the real world, industry leaders have claimed.

Vodacom eyes 2.6GHz for 4G spectrum

2014-05-19 11:20

The critical shortage of mobile broadband spectrum will limit the ability of mobile operators to roll out high speed data networks, and Vodacom has said that it is in discussion with the government on solutions.

SA has a 'right' to cheap data

2014-03-20 12:00

Data cost remains a barrier to many South Africans accessing the internet and reducing that cost should be the priority, an industry insider insists.

SA eyes VAT on e-books, apps, games

2014-01-31 11:00

The South African government intends taxing digital products and services that have so far evaded VAT.

MTN pushes cheap internet on feature phones

2013-12-13 10:26

MTN is driving feature phone users to the internet at lower cost as the operator rolls out a new SurferLite pilot programme.

Voice calls are 'dying' in SA, report shows

2013-11-27 10:01

A report on the state of the mobile ecosystem in South Africa has found that voice is dying, especially among younger demographics.

Mobile growing 'in spite of' government

2012-11-23 08:03

The mobile industry has been growing in developing countries in spite of, rather than because of government policies, an international industry organisation has said.

SA to wait for 4G smartphones

2012-02-13 07:49

Smartphone manufacturers have said that next-generation high-speed wireless devices will take some time to develop in South Africa.

Telecoms race for Africa growth

2011-12-06 14:19

Africa's lag in land-based telecoms infrastructure has propelled the continent directly into the mobile age, opening up short-term growth prospects.

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