Vandalism of South Africa's cellphone network nearly doubles during load shedding

2019-10-16 10:15

Eskom implemented stage 2 loadshedding on Wednesday - the first time since March.

Netflix has focused on India as a key area for growth. Exclusive data tells the story of its progress.

2019-10-09 15:28

Netflix trails Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video in India, mobile usage data by SimilarWeb suggests. But early signs show a mobile-only plan could help.

A South African earning minimum wage works 5.4 hours to earn 1GB of data – here’s how that compares to the rest of the world

2019-09-15 07:36

In Monaco people only have to work 0.10 hours to afford one GB of data.

A new plan says government intervention can make data 25% cheaper within three years – here’s why that is quite optimistic

2019-08-29 09:13

Mobile operators have long blamed the lack of spectrum for high data prices.

Q&A: Vodacom's Carol Hall on climbing the corporate ladder

2019-08-04 14:59

Vodacom Managing Executive for the Western region Carol Hall started her career at the mobile communications company selling cellphone contracts, she shares lessons she's learnt on her journey.

Less data would make F1 better - Raikkonen

2019-07-05 10:11

Kimi Raikkonen says Formula 1 would be more exciting if it limited the amount of data the teams and drivers are able to analyse.

MTN, Vodacom given boost by promise of long-delayed spectrum

2019-06-21 19:32

Vodacom and MTN, the country's two biggest mobile-phone providers, have long been demanding the opportunity to bid for new spectrum to extend high-speed internet to new customers and increase data revenue.

Telkom added 4.5 million users by piggybacking on the competition – and selling data for R50 less per gig than Vodacom

2019-05-27 10:31

Mobile now accounts for 25.7% of Telkom’s overall revenue, compared to 3.2% in 2013.

WATCH: Google gives users more control over data

2019-05-09 18:47

Google is trying hard to convince consumers that it's safe to trust them. At its developer conference, the tech giant put the issue front and centre.

 

Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warned

2019-10-16 08:53

Eskom implemented stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday.

South Africa’s first 5G network is now live in parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane – here’s what you’ll pay

2019-09-18 12:11

Rain says its 5G network will have speeds around 200 Mbps, compared to the roughly 40 Mbps people can expect on similarly-priced fibre lines.

Cell C ran into network issues a month after it defaulted on debt - but the struggling company says the problem is already fixed

2019-09-13 11:33

Technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck previously said users should only start worrying about Cell C when they struggle to connect to the network.

Why is South Africa still waiting for cheaper data?

2019-08-13 22:17

Mobile data prices in South Africa are higher than in many other countries in Africa and elsewhere. The quick release of spectrum could change that – but continued indecision by policymakers leaves consumers with costly data bills and hinders economic growth.

SUNDAY READ: 'There was talk of this new cellular' - Vodacom exec Carol Hall on her rise to the top

2019-08-04 09:48

Having started her career in sales at Vodacom in 1994, Carol Hall later became the first female managing executive of a region. She shares more on her journey of climbing up the corporate ladder, and the priorities for her new role.

Vodacom, MTN and Rain are preparing for e-SIM cards in SA. Here’s how it will work

2019-07-10 07:13

e-SIM cards are built into a device and therefore only needs to be activated.

How defensive is defensive?

2019-07-04 09:08

No matter the economic environment, there are certain things people can’t do without. Shares in companies that produce such products are therefore resilient in tough times. But defensive stocks tend to struggle when markets are thriving.

SA children are changing the way they search for things on the internet – here’s what they are looking for, and how much of it is porn

2019-06-15 09:06

South African kids want to are into music, videos and cartoons on their desktops, new data shows.

We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

Google will now auto-delete some user data - if you ask

2019-05-02 17:52

Google says it will let users set up their profiles to automatically delete location and web-browsing data, giving people a middle ground to the internet giant’s always-on or always-off data hoovering mechanisms.

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