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Vodacom launches safe driving campaign

2014-12-12 14:40

Vodacom has launched a digital campaign to discourage texting while driving in South Africa.

Cell C cuts data costs

2014-12-05 12:38

South Africa’s third largest mobile network Cell C has slashed data prices as the country’s telecoms market heats up ahead of the holiday period.

Africa needs its own Facebook

2014-11-19 09:59

Can Africans switch off WhatsApp and Twitter for something local, asks Gugu Lourie.

SA smartphone prices being pushed down

2014-11-10 10:01

Costs have to come down to a point where mass adoption will take off, say South African mobile operators.

Vodacom fixes subscriber leaking software

2014-10-31 14:43

Vodacom has reversed a software glitch that led to some subscribers' phone numbers being leaked.

SA queues up for latest iPhone

2014-10-24 13:31

South Africans braved the early morning hours as hype built around the local launch of the latest iPhone.

Government mulls selling Vodacom stake

2014-10-15 14:04

The government is considering selling its $2.5bn stake in the local unit of Vodafone to raise funds for state power utility Eskom.

Galaxy Note 4 SA launch puts price in the spotlight

2014-10-14 08:41

With the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the price of flagship smartphones has jumped into the spotlight.

Vodacom, MTN cautious over new MTR policy

2014-09-30 12:33

Mobile operators have reacted with caution following the announcement of mobile termination rates by the regulator.

Vodacom 'ready' for 4G as data crunch looms

2014-09-19 12:15

Vodacom has completed the overhaul of its mobile network, and it is ready to roll out next-generation high speed data services.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha lands in SA

2014-09-10 14:32

Well, it’s finally here. Samsung has announced that its new flagship smartphone is available in South Africa.

Hard knocks on SA economy affect business

2014-09-02 07:00

E-tolls, energy hikes and wage demands will add to rising business costs while creeping inflation means even tighter lending practices to firms, warns an expert.

M2M money train

2014-08-20 15:19

SA's biggest mobile operators have found a new revenue stream, says Gugu Lourie.

New Icasa MTR policy 'should benefit consumers'

2014-08-20 07:54

The new policy to determine the actual cost of termination rates should benefit mobile consumers in South Africa, says an analyst.

Small businesses get e-boost

2014-08-12 13:06

Vodacom has extended its LTE offering to cater for small businesses by providing affordable access to high speed connectivity.

Vodacom re-launches M-pesa to disrupt SA banking

2014-08-06 12:35

Vodacom's re-launch of virtual money programme M-pesa is not a reaction to rival MTN's deal with Pick n Pay, but rather a service designed to expand mobile payments in SA.

Real Callme inventor stands up

2014-07-09 10:11

The case between Nkosana Makate and Vodacom overlooked a crucial detail, the true inventor of the disputed call-me-back service and owner of the intellectual property.

How Vodacom won 'Please Call Me' case

2014-07-02 09:01

The case between Vodacom and Nkosana Makate seems to have been dismissed on technical grounds, according to the judgment given in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

Lukewarm response to Zuma tech strategy

2014-06-19 11:30

President Jacob Zuma's proposals for expanding and investing into the technology sector has been met with a lukewarm response.

SA cellphone operators ordered to keep mum on spying

2014-06-09 07:52

Mobile operators in SA have no right to report government intrusions into their network, a legal expert has said.

Vodafone: Govts can eavesdrop on consumers

2014-06-06 12:08

Vodacom's parent Vodafone says state agencies in some countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.

Vodacom ad misleading, watchdog rules

2014-05-30 17:13

The headline of Vodacom's advert promoting its data bundle transfer is misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

Orange sells mobile division in Uganda

2014-05-19 13:25

Orange has moved to sell its operations in Uganda by signing an agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake.

Mobile data key driver for Vodacom growth

2014-05-19 10:22

Demand for mobile data has continued to be a key growth driver for Vodacom and the group is looking to gain from the benefits of a new deal with Neotel.

 

Smartphones to become internet machines

2014-12-09 12:18

Despite the small rebound in the computer market, smart mobile devices are set to be the default device for people accessing the internet.

Vodacom ready for festive rush

2014-11-23 14:36

Vodacom is set for the festive rush, having invested R200m in Mpumalanga to ensure customers can stay in touch with friends and colleagues during the holiday season.

Vodacom takes R1bn hit on termination rates

2014-11-11 14:31

South Africa's Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) policy is hurting the operator, as Icasa pushes ahead with asymmetric reductions.

Is this SA's police car of the future?

2014-11-06 15:30
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Future SA police cruisers could be fitted with advanced tech as a prototype showed at a conference in Durban. Will the future SAPS car help reduce the country's awful crime rate?

Vodacom subscriber details leaked

2014-10-30 10:01
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Vodacom has allegedly been providing its subscribers' numbers to businesses and marketing companies, The Times has reported.

Govt mulls selling R28bn Vodacom stake

2014-10-15 14:11

The government is considering selling its R28bn stake in Vodacom to raise funds for troubled state power utility Eskom.

Vodacom launches SA-targeted tablet

2014-10-14 21:15

Vodacom has launched a low-cost tablet that has been designed specifically for the South African market.

Wi-Fi emerges as SA 'data saviour'

2014-10-03 11:11

As demand for high speed mobile data grows in South Africa, operators face a potential crunch as the lack of spectrum could put strain on networks.

Icasa announces new call rate regulations

2014-09-29 19:49

New call termination rates favouring smaller cellular operators have been announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

JSE lower, but Steinhoff shines

2014-09-11 18:09

Stocks have inched lower as a solid performance by Steinhoff was offset by a sharp fall in Vodacom after Credit Suisse cut its rating on the mobile operator.

Icasa proposes gradual connection rate cuts

2014-09-05 22:28

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lengthened the time frame for planned cuts to mobile connection fees.

MTN, Vodacom cautiously welcome Icasa MTR policy

2014-08-19 12:00

Mobile operators have cautiously welcomed the regulator's proposals for termination rates.

MTN lifts profit, data unit robust

2014-08-07 10:31

MTN has reported a 9% rise in first-half profit, as strong demand for its high-margin data services offset slow voice growth at home.

Bidvest teams up with Vodacom M-Pesa

2014-07-31 16:14

Bidvest Bank has been selected as the provider of the banking platform for Vodacom's revamped m-pesa mobile phone-driven money transfer service.

If Vodacom were an ethical company...

2014-07-07 12:03

In future, says TO Molefe, he'll be moving every copy he comes across of former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig's autobiography to a special shelf in the fiction section.

'Please call me' Vodacom case dismissed

2014-07-01 14:48

The lawsuit of a former Vodacom employee against the company has been dismissed with costs in the high court in Johannesburg, reports eNCA.

JSE down as earnings weigh on Naspers

2014-06-23 18:11

South African stocks have edged lower as shares in Naspers, the continent's biggest company by market value, fell after posting a surprise drop in full-year earnings.

Orange eyes SA mobile market

2014-06-17 10:41

Global telecoms firm Orange is interested in the South African market but the company is taking a cautious approach.

SA government could be tracking cellphone data

2014-06-06 12:16

It would be hard - but not impossible - for South Africa's government to demand wholesale access to data from Vodacom under current legislation, according to Vodafone.

Vodafone reveals mass government surveillance

2014-06-06 07:43

Vodafone has revealed an extensive network of government intrusion into its network that allows agencies free access to conversations and even track whereabouts of customers.

Icasa begins call rates review

2014-05-22 09:03

Regulator Icasa has issued questionnaires to licensees as part of a process to review the new call termination rates it has proposed.

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.

Vodacom to acquire 100% of Neotel

2014-05-19 08:15

Vodacom says it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Neotel to acquire 100% of the company for R7bn.

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