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Feb 12, 2016
The Competition Tribunal on Friday gave a conditional go-ahead for mobile operators Cell C, MTN and Vodacom to buy out their respective subscriber bases, as South Africa’s last independent service provider Altech Autopage calls it a day. The Allied Electronics...
Feb 12, 2016
Government says it hasn’t yet selected the “lead agent” for its R740-million municipal broadband project, despite indications that Telkom could win the deal. At the 2015 State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Jacob Zuma said government had “decided to...
Feb 12, 2016
Information technology (IT) equipment and infrastructure multinational Dell is providing open infrastructure systems for clients so that they can use any systems, including innovative new systems, that suit their business needs, says Dell Europe, Middle East and...
Feb 12, 2016
The local solution centre of US enterprise asset life-cycle and information management company Archibus aims to help government departments manage their asset registers of movable and immovable assets with one system. The firm has more than 33 years of experience,...
Feb 10, 2016
French Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Minister Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of six new French tech hubs in Cape Town, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. “I am delighted that Cape Town has been designated as a French tech hub....
Feb 10, 2016
After bouncing back into the black last year, JSE-listed Jasco Electronics has continued its strong performance in the first half of the current financial year on the back of a strong order book and prudent cost management. Headline earnings and headline earnings a...
Feb 09, 2016
South Africa- and Botswana-based research institutions have teamed up to research dynamic spectrum access and the sharing of television (TV) band frequencies using a TV white space (TVWS) experimental network. South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial...
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Feb 05, 2016
RORY YOUNG Managed security services provide companies with a means to actively monitor their environment and ward against threats
Data underpins digital business models, the digital economy, the Internet of Things and the fundamental changes in the ways people interact and protecting data is crucial to securing new ways of doing business, says T-Systems South Africa information and...
Feb 05, 2016
Changing shopping demands, especially those of younger, hyperconnected consumers, will drive a sea-change in retail shopping, and in the way brands and stores interact with customers. While brick-and-mortar retailing will remain a very significant part of the...
Feb 04, 2016
AltX-listed Huge Group on Thursday announced its move to the main board of the JSE, effective March 1. The bourse approved Huge’s request to transfer from the AltX to the Mobile Telecommunications list of the main board after fulfilling the necessary criteria.
Feb 03, 2016
MTN Group has hired a former top US law enforcement official to help challenge a $3.9-billion fine imposed by Nigeria for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Citing people familiar with the situation, the newspaper...
Feb 03, 2016
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Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Telecommunications group Vodacom grew its data revenue by 27.5% year-on-year to R5.52-billion for the three months ended December 31, while overall revenue increased by 8.7% year-on-year to R21.74-billion. “Customer demand for high-speed mobile data is growing across...
Feb 01, 2016
Global imports of information and communication technology (ICT) goods have slowed to a five-year low, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) reveals. The static global growth of 1% in 2014 had been supported mainly by the only subsectors...
Feb 01, 2016
A deteriorating economic and operating environment is hampering a breakthrough in profit for telecommunications group Telkom’s mobile unit; however, the JSE-listed company’s next-generation plans to slow a fixed-line decline are on track. In a quarterly update to the...
Feb 01, 2016
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated South African scientist Professor Tebello Nyokong on being awarded an African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award. AU Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards are presented yearly to African scientists who distinguish themselves in...
Feb 01, 2016
Communication services provider Telkom’s digital subscriber line (DSL) customers will, from Tuesday, have the opportunity to test out the JSE-listed group’s fibre network in a two-month trial. The trial would see more than 11 000 DSL users migrate from their...
Jan 29, 2016
The roll-out of fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) promises to change the connectivity landscape of South Africa’s consumer and small-business markets, which have largely been neglected by the country’s prominent telecommunications companies, South African technology research...
 
 
 
 
Jan 29, 2016
ONLINE TRANSACTIONS Many banks and payment companies are struggling to protect themselves and customers using an ever-wider range of devices
Banks and online financial transactions and services remain vulnerable to cybercrime, despite progress in closing gaps in security, says cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Fraud Prevention Safe Money business development head Ross Hogan. Only 50% of banks have...
Jan 29, 2016
INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT New transport systems, such as the Gautrain and MyCiti buses, in South Africa are not part of an integrated national approach to commuter payment and profile management
Tracking geospatial trends to understand user behaviour and congestion patterns enable transport operators to develop rail and bus networks that suit people’s lifestyles, and incentivise more motorists to move away from private transport by improving visibility and...
Jan 29, 2016
Cloud systems require careful planning and testing to ensure the deployment of high-performing solutions and services that achieve reduced costs and complexity, but higher efficiency, says Chinese electronics multinational Huawei Technologies Cloud Computing VP Chen...
Jan 29, 2016
INTERNET OF THINGS IoT systems support advanced security and automation of lighting, heating and cooling for consumers
Swedish telecommunications multinational Ericsson will launch three Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings – smart metering, IoT data analytics services and Narrowband IoT network software – this year to enable consumers, companies and industry to use such...
Jan 29, 2016
The roll-out of fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) promises to change the connectivity landscape of South Africa’s consumer and small-business markets, which have largely been neglected by the country’s prominent telecommunications companies, South African technology research...
Jan 29, 2016
Fibre-optic broadband connectivity service provider Metrofibre Networx has been awarded the contract to install fibre-optic cable in the Beaulieu, Heathcliff and Blue Hills estates in Midrand, Johannesburg. Residents in these estates will soon be able to enjoy the...
Jan 28, 2016
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More stakeholders are coming out in support of over-the-top (OTT) players, with the South African Communications Forum (SACF) now saying that it might be too early to regulate the popular communication services. Presenting its views this week during a Parliamentary...
Jan 27, 2016
South African private equity investor Ethos has sold its investment in niche technology company CQS Investment Holdings, which distributes software products for the audit, risk management and financial reporting markets, to JSE-listed Adapt IT.   Ethos Technology...
Jan 27, 2016
South Africa has been ranked thirtieth globally for the extent to which its domestic policies support global innovation, analysis released by global technology policy think tank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), has revealed. The findings...
Jan 26, 2016
Facebook, Microsoft and Google have voiced their opposition to possible regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp and Skype in South Africa. Representatives of these companies addressed their concerns at a meeting on OTT regulation at Parliament in...
 
 
 
 
Jan 26, 2016
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South African cellphone operator MTN should drop its legal action over a $3.9-billion fine imposed in Nigeria to help facilitate talks on a possible settlement, the Nigerian telecommunications minister said on Tuesday. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...
Jan 25, 2016
The increasingly sophisticated, bold and resilient behaviour of cybercriminals in their endeavours have left companies worldwide feeling more vulnerable to cyberattacks, with less than half of the organisations surveyed in Cisco’s latest Annual Security Report...
Jan 25, 2016
The regulation of over-the-top (OTT) Internet services will likely hinder information and communication technology (ICT) development across Africa as it will stifle broadband access, the Internet Service Providers' Association (Ispa) said on Monday. Mobile operators...
Jan 22, 2016
Telecommunications group MTN’s share price on the JSE rose by 9.27% on Friday after it announced that a Nigerian Federal High Court judge had adjourned proceedings to allow MTN and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to try to settle the matter. In October...
Jan 22, 2016
Owing to the inherently open and exposed nature of wireless networks, securing them requires active and robust monitoring and analysis of user and device behaviour to identify potential risks or intrusions, says network security firm Fortinet Africa regional director...
Jan 22, 2016
Ten new technology startup companies were established in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, in 2015 with the help of the local Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) of the Department of Small Business Development. The Seda Nelson Mandela Bay information and...
Jan 22, 2016
NEW BUSINESS CHANNELS Apps provide a new method of requesting and providing services and form a growing part of Africa’s economies
An expanding array of services with mobile technologies as their backbone are typifying the modern economies emerging in many African countries, and capitalising on this new method of requesting and providing services is essential for the continent’s growth, says...
Jan 22, 2016
The manner and rigour with which businesses destroy obsolete devices and data will become more robust to meet the exacting specifications of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, but the requirements are best practice that will benefit South African...
Jan 22, 2016
The Aerotropolis development taking place along the eastern outskirts of Gauteng around the OR Tambo International Airport aims to leverage the airport and related road and rail transport links to spur economic development in the region. The project aims to grow a...
Jan 21, 2016
The local units of Orange and MTN owe Cameroon nearly 100-billion CFA francs ($166-million) in unpaid taxes, including on games, the Central African nation's corruption board said on Wednesday. A wide-reaching probe into the telecoms sector, carried out by...
 
 
 
 
Jan 19, 2016
South African telecoms group MTN said on Tuesday its Nigerian business is likely to report about $955-million in annual profit after tax, confirming a newspaper report in the west African country. "Profit after tax figure for MTN Nigeria for the period ended 31...
Jan 18, 2016
Shares in MTN Group rose on Monday on news that sanctions against Iran have been lifted, a move that would free up more than $1-billion in frozen accumulated dividends for the South African mobile phone company. By 0858 GMT, the stock was up 2.22% at 120.88 rand,...
Jan 15, 2016
SHAILENDRA SINGH Analytics can provide senior management with valuable inputs at each stage in the customer life cycle, improving customer experience and enabling banks to differentiate on service
Owing to similar financial services and products, effective marketing and exceptional service provision are the most effective ways for banks and financial services firms to distinguish themselves from competitors, says global IT firm Wipro Africa and Europe banking...
Jan 15, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
MICHAEL FRANS The key to unlocking the future potential of M2M is developing platforms to handle the explosion of data
The automotive industry is regarded as perfectly primed to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication advancements, with high-technology companies like Tesla, Apple and Uber having raced into leading positions in the...
 
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