ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

Huawei sues Samsung over wireless patents

2016-05-25 09:31

Huawei says it has filed suit in the US against Samsung, claiming its rival has infringed on patents on wireless connectivity for mobile devices.

How to stop smartphone data drain

2016-05-25 08:09

Mobile applications secretly running in the background of your phone cause South Africans to complain about disappearing data, says an industry association.

MTN shares slump after Nigeria suspends fine talks

2016-05-23 10:56

MTN shares fell after Nigeria suspended talks about a $3.9bn fine on the South African mobile-phone company.

No data no problem, says Absa

2016-05-20 09:18

Absa Bank customers will no longer have to ensure that they have an active data bundle to transact via the online application, the bank has announced.

Playing the game and winning

2016-05-19 09:51

The rise of the gaming industry has taken many investors by surprise. Nasdaq-listed Activision Blizzard has become one of the most successful in the industry and is a great bet for investors.

Data spurs on solid Vodacom revenue growth

2016-05-16 08:09

South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom has reported group revenue growth of 7.5% across its operations with its data revenues climbing 26.7%.

French teen suicide on Periscope leads to inquiry

2016-05-11 22:44

French authorities have opened an investigation after a teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her suicide on the popular app Periscope.

Cwele: Broadband more important than revenue

2016-05-11 14:24

Government has expressed its desire to forsake revenue over broadband access as it races to meet its self-imposed goal of universal internet by 2020.

Online tool helps track down ward councillors

2016-05-09 15:33

As the local government elections near, a new online tool aims to help voters hold their representatives accountable.

Update your Android or risk being a victim

2016-05-04 13:10

Failing to update your android smartphone could leave you vulnerable to a cyber attack, a security practitioner has warned.

 

Why the telecoms industry is in a bind

2016-05-25 09:02

The telecoms sector faces a conundrum as demand for data continues to soar ahead of voice. But revenue from data is growing at a significantly slower rate than the increase in data traffic.

Cell C launches iPhone Wi-Fi calling

2016-05-23 15:52

South Africa's third largest mobile network Cell C has announced that it will offer Wi-Fi calling on iPhones.

Uber to launch cash payment option in SA

2016-05-20 11:24

Internet ride-sharing service Uber will switch on its cash payment option in South Africa next week as part of a pilot.

MTN to plough R12bn in SA ops

2016-05-19 15:27

MTN Group has raised its South Africa investment target by 50% as the continent’s biggest wireless operator by sales looks to boost its data-services offering.

Vodacom, MTN hit massive 1Gbps broadband speed

2016-05-19 09:21

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN have re-asserted their position as senior mobile operators with a high speed mobile broadband test.

MTN loses crown as Africa's biggest phone company

2016-05-12 11:04

MTN’s six-month battle with Nigerian authorities over payment of a record fine has cost the company its seven-year status as Africa’s highest valued telecoms operator

MTN still without a new CEO

2016-05-11 16:19

MTN Group's executive chairman Phuthuma Nhleko is continuing in his role as leader of the wireless company past the May 9 expiration of his initial contract

Free WhatsApp for FNB mobile users

2016-05-10 15:41

First National Bank has enabled free WhatsApp use for users of its mobile network.

Opera launches ad blocking browser

2016-05-05 13:00

Opera Software has launched a native ad blocker in its Opera Mini browser amid a global shift to limit intrusive mobile advertising.

Afrikaans-only mobile network 'BokSel' goes live

2016-05-03 11:54

Afrikaans speakers in South Africa now have the option of a mobile network provider geared to their language needs.

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