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Jul 29, 2014
Updated 2 hours 44 minutes ago Top Indian mobile carrier Bharti Airtel posted a 61% rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday but fell short of analyst estimates as its African business continued to weigh. Bharti Airtel's African business has been a drag on the company, four years after it spent...
Jul 28, 2014
Despite the continued reconfiguration of the new Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS), “things are not going to fall through the cracks”, DTPS director-general Rosey Sekese has assured Parliament. Presenting the department’s strategic...
Jul 25, 2014
Jose Dos Santos
As South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C reported revenue and subscriber growth during the second quarter of the year, the maturity date of a €160-million senior debt facility has been extended. CEO Jose Dos Santos said in a statement that the...
Jul 25, 2014
Blue Label Telecoms, in conjunction with online partner Prepaid24, has launched a new mobile app to enable users to recharge electricity and airtime on the go and at any time. The Prepaid24 Mobile App, which is available for Android, Blackberry or Windows device...
Jul 25, 2014
TONY SMALLWOOD New technology is ultimately heading towards creating communication between the connected car and the “smart city”
As vehicles become increasingly technologically advanced, the future of the automotive industry is shifting towards the ‘connected car’ that can communicate with external sources, such as the vehicle manufacturer, says mobile network service provider Vodacom...
Jul 25, 2014
Software-defined networking (SDN) is being applied at more than 30 projects in multiple industries worldwide to enable the real-time control and optimisation of data traffic on a fixed network infrastructure. These projects aim to create flexible and configurable...
Jul 25, 2014
Internet Protocol- (IP-) enabled network equipment will enable the creation of software-defined networks that can intelligently manage complex and converged future networks and the continuous growth of bandwidth demand. This is the view of Chinese technology giant...
Jul 25, 2014
Photovoltaic products manufacturer SolarWorld‘s Sun-TV Station project, launched in 2010, has fulfilled its aim of providing not only opportunities for communities to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup games but also a long-term sustainable solution for education.
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Jul 18, 2014
Collins Chabane
The telecommunications industry is likely to have more clarity on the functions and mandates of the two new communications departments within the next one to three months as a task team headed by the Department of Public Service and Administration maps out the...
Jul 18, 2014
With local content likely to play a critical role in South Africa’s imminent digital broadcasting future, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) gazetted a draft discussion document to review the “outdated” regulations overseeing...
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week said information and communication technology (ICT) licensees had until September 8 to complete the 2014 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) ICT Indicators questionnaires. Icasa was...
Jul 18, 2014
An independent facilitator is preparing to sit down with Telkom and trade unions on Monday to consult on the telecommunication giant’s restructuring and retrenchment process. Telkom this week agreed to further consultation to “ensure all stakeholder views are...
Jul 18, 2014
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Government is accelerating the processing and issuing of identity smartcards to replace the green identity document booklets and believes it can replace all identity documents within five to seven years, says Department of Home Affairs (DHA) deputy director-general...
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
Tertiary education institutions can use search engine giant Google’s Chromebook to provide secure mobile end-point devices for students on which they can share documents, work collaboratively on documents and access education materials and applications being used...
Jul 18, 2014
YASAS JAYAKODY Project management drives organisations forward
In times of change, in order for the vision and strategy of a company to be realised, there needs to be proper project management, says Johnson Controls Africa Region project operations manager Yasas Jayakody. “Project management helps to drive organisations...
Jul 18, 2014
Savings are disturbingly low in South Africa and, in 2013, the country’s national gross savings rate, as a percentage of gross domestic product, stood at 13.5%, down from 14.2% in 2012, deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Hubert Jonas said at the launch of the Annual...
 
 
 
 
Jul 18, 2014
Government is accelerating the processing and issuing of smart identity cards to replace the green identity-document booklets and believes it can replace all identity documents within five to seven years, says Department of Home Affairs (DHA) deputy director-general...
Jul 18, 2014
GREG VERCELLOTTI Growth of economy depends on project managers successfully executing projects
The growth of the South African economy depends on project managers successfully executing projects – whether in the information and communications technology (ICT), banking or engineering sectors. Therefore, highly skilled project managers are needed, says IT...
Jul 18, 2014
Tertiary institution the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) will host the inaugural Digital Africa Festival in August and September to showcase digital technologies that will help improve Africa’s economic prominence and development. The festival will promote an...
Jul 17, 2014
Jens Montanana
Information and communications technology group Datatec on Thursday reported an improvement at its embattled subsidiary, Westcon, as former star performer Logicalis registered a slow-down during the four months to June 30. The group, which reported higher overall...
Jul 17, 2014
The provision of an environment conducive to attracting investment into an industry that plays a significant role in growing South Africa’s economy has emerged as one of the key focus areas for new Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele....
Jul 16, 2014
A new study by PwC has found that while 80% of organisations rank digital technology integration as a priority, only one in five companies can lay claim to being a “digital” organisation. PwC’s sixth annual Digital IQ Survey revealed how well business and...
Jul 16, 2014
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele
South Africa’s digital migration ambitions have regained some momentum as Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Wednesday promised to deliver the long-awaited Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) policy by the end of July, as well as...
Jul 16, 2014
Isaac Mophatlane
Business Connexion (BCX) head of sales and marketing and executive of the Canoa division, Isaac Mophatlane, has been appointed as CEO, effective August 1. Mophatlane would take over from deputy CEO Vanessa Olver, who stepped in as acting CEO following the death of...
Jul 15, 2014
As e-commerce and digital payments gain traction worldwide, Mastercard, in conjunction with Standard Bank, on Tuesday launched a digital wallet mobile phone application, MasterPass, as a new way to transact safely and securely when shopping online. MasterPass would...
Jul 15, 2014
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator has moved to improve its quality of service to its 16-million customers through the deployment of CommProve's network management solution across its network by year-end. CommProve on Tuesday said in a statement that the...
 
 
 
 
Jul 15, 2014
Thulani Gcabashe
Telecommunications group MTN’s broad-based black economic-empowerment trading platform, MTN Zakhele, has delivered good progress during 2013, with trading of shares now at six times the original share price amid robust trade. Speaking at the annual general meeting...
Jul 11, 2014
Telecommunication giant Telkom’s R2.67-billion bid for JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX) resumed on Friday as a date for the shareholder vote was set. A general shareholder meeting would be held at BCX’s offices in Midrand on August 11.
Jul 11, 2014
JSE-listed Telkom has dismissed the allegations of excessive job cuts and race-based retrenchments made by trade unions this week. The South African Communication Union earlier this week announced its intention of taking Telkom to court, believing the...
Jul 11, 2014
In the quest to promote learner-driven systems to ensure a better learning outcome, learning institute Sangari South Africa’s portable iBox solution provides an interactive teaching and learning environment for all types of schools.
Jul 11, 2014
Enterprise resource planning giant SAP is using its in-memory computing technology, called Hana, as the core platform for all its enterprise offerings. This includes extending the life of existing information technology (IT) infrastructure, providing cloud services...
Jul 11, 2014
The burning desire to change Africa for the better and produce goods and services on par with developed countries is a key driver of innovation in Africa, but more support is needed to enable entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into products, says smartphone...
Jul 10, 2014
Trade Union Solidarity on Thursday sent an urgent letter to telecommunications group Telkom demanding that the company hold off on its planned retrenchment process pending the outcome of the union’s application to the Labour Court, Solidarity deputy general...
Jul 10, 2014
As a growing global player, South Africa would do well to pioneer the ‘smart city’ concept on the continent, but this would require the alignment of local legislation with international best practice on asset management, said physical asset management firm Pragma...
Jul 10, 2014
Independent telecommunications towers company Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has raised $630-million in new equity resources from existing and new shareholders, enabling the company to further consolidate its pan-African vision and market position, the company said on...
Jul 08, 2014
Two unions representing some of Telkom South Africa's workers said on Tuesday they would take the South African landline provider to court over possible retrenchments. The South Africa Communications Union (SACU) said it believed Telkom was about to let go of about 9...
 
 
 
 
Jul 04, 2014
National, provincial and municipal government departments are increasingly adopting cloud document management to protect their internal communications and prevent documents from being manipulated or lost, says cloud email and document company Mimecast sales director...
Jul 04, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus spends some €2-billion a year on research and development (R&D), research and technology (R&T) and innovation. Airbus is part of the larger Airbus Group and it is important to stress that this is the figure for the airliner...
Jul 04, 2014
CABLE COMPANION Wireless solutions allow for rapid and affordable deployment for data transfer
The cabling industry is significantly important in terms of long-term benefits for and the economic growth of South Africa, as it delivers more data transfer capacity through cable roll-out than wireless technology, which should, however, be regarded as complementary...
Jul 03, 2014
As all Gauteng provincial departments eye information and communication technology (ICT) as an enabler for their respective modernisation initiatives, the Department of Finance has moved to develop the terms for a committee to guide the alignment of the various...
Jul 02, 2014
With “fierce” pressure to innovate, technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies in South Africa need to create an environment that can anticipate and eradicate innovation hurdles, professional services firm PwC said on Wednesday. In a new report, ‘Clearing...
 
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