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Nov 25, 2014
Icasa extends submission date for draft radio frequency plan At the request of several operators, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Tuesday said it had extended the deadline for submissions on the draft Radio Frequency Spectrum...
Nov 21, 2014
The construction of a new innovation hub in the heart of the Dube TradePort, in Durban, was set to kick off in March 2016, as Dube TradePort Corporation sealed a R160-million lease agreement with Eureka Capital. Eureka Capital planned to develop a seven-storey 21 500...
Nov 21, 2014
DOROS HADJIZENONOS Check Point also includes its threat emulation capabilities in the system to protect enterprises from unknown and new threats
Enterprises can protect their data – even if employees use their own devices for work – using data protection company Check Point’s Capsule system. The system, which enforces partitions on the devices to store data and routes all business communications through a...
Nov 21, 2014
Entry-level fleet owners can enjoy increased peace of mind regarding the safety of their large, cross-border vehicle fleets, owing to the cost-effective QIC-SUR global postioning system (GPS) tracking unit. Asset management solutions provider QCIC director Brian...
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
With the sale of Nashua Mobile's subscriber base now concluded and the unit subsequently closed, parent company Reunert planned to use the cash flows earned from the deal to “explore growth opportunities through investment”. The R1.4-billion profit from the split...
Nov 19, 2014
Ethiopia has told Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corp it risked losing part of its deal worth $800-million to expand the nation's network because of differences over costs of upgrading existing systems, an Ethiopian minister and executive said. The deal last year with...
Nov 18, 2014
In support of ever-emerging smart grid adoption, information and communication technology (ICT) group Huawei on Tuesday unveiled a long-term evolution (LTE) solution for electricity grids. The eLTE smart grid solution, based on the “most advanced” fourth-generation...
Nov 18, 2014
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Nov 17, 2014
As JSE-listed Telkom progresses its extensive and wide-ranging restructuring programme, CEO Sipho Maseko on Monday outlined the headwinds it expected to face over the next six months. The group, which delivered an improved financial performance over the six months...
Nov 17, 2014
South Africa has entered the “last consultative stage” for the modernisation and alignment of its information and communication technology (ICT) policy environment with the latest discussion document gazetted for comment. Industry stakeholders had until January 15 to...
Nov 14, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Friday published the final International Mobile Telephony (IMT) Roadmap aimed at promoting investments, enabling a “vibrant and competitive” telecommunications industry and ensuring universal...
Nov 14, 2014
Parkview, in Johannesburg, on Friday became the first of more than 50 targeted suburbs to go live on telecommunications group Telkom’s new long-term-evolution advanced (LTE-A) network. The superfast network, which boasted peak Internet connectivity speeds of nearly...
Nov 14, 2014
Banks are increasingly using biometrics security checks in their branches and as additional verification methods. However, ubiquitous use of smart devices is required to provide the required broad base for biometric verifications to be used during mobile banking...
Nov 14, 2014
Although companies process more data than before, data hoarding – gathering data without a clear business reason or security strategy to protect the underlying information – exposes them to Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, No. 4 of 2013 penalties, as...
Nov 13, 2014
Johannesburg secured a ranking of 29 in telecommunications giant Ericsson’s latest Networked Society City Index, with the company examining the strengths and weaknesses of the “telecommunications hub of South Africa.” The report, ranking 40 cities and measuring their...
Nov 13, 2014
Access to mobile services in developing countries has outpaced the rate at which much of the population is gaining access to basic services, such as electricity, sanitation and banking, a report by GSMA has revealed. However, the dominance of mobile services in...
Nov 13, 2014
Satellite-based broadband services are increasingly becoming a fit for Africa, as the costly and time-consuming deployment of terrestrial-based broadband services remained uneconomical. This was one of the messages emerging on the sidelines of the AfricaCom...
Nov 13, 2014
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As regulators mull the international mobile telecommunication (IMT) industry’s call for space on the C-band frequency, commercial satellite services provider Intelsat on Wednesday warned of the dire consequences of reallocating the spectrum. Intelsat, working with...
 
 
 
 
Nov 13, 2014
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi
The Minister now tasked with progressing South Africa’s long-awaited digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration has promised an “intense process of heightened activity”, as moves to “revive” the project get under way. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, who...
Nov 12, 2014
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Angola Cables on Wednesday officially launched its $160-million South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs) project that would see a 6 000 km undersea cable cross the Atlantic Ocean bolstering the communications link between Africa and Latin America. System supplier NEC...
Nov 12, 2014
Africa has started leapfrogging technology as some countries take connectivity to the next level by deploying fourth-generation (4G) technologies, as opposed to following the traditional step-up sequence of technology roll-outs. Some operators were discussing ways of...
Nov 12, 2014
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As over-the-top (OTT) voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services start to threaten the revenues of mobile operators, telecommunications giant MTN on Tuesday called for collaboration. The pressure of maintaining revenue amid the emergence of OTT services, such as...
Nov 12, 2014
JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX) on Tuesday said it expected its earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended August 31, to be between 38.7% and 49.9% higher than that of the prior year. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) were, however, expected to be between 21.1%...
Nov 11, 2014
Kenya is set to get a connectivity boost as African Internet services provider iWayAfrica upgrades its network from fixed worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMax) to time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE). The company appointed fourth-generation...
Nov 11, 2014
A new report by global telecoms, media and technology specialist adviser Analysys Mason shows that cross-border money transfer services is the next opportunity for operators and other mobile financial players in Africa as the take-up of mobile money services grows....
Nov 10, 2014
As increasingly more “networked society” cities emerge, the application of information and communication technology (ICT) is set to challenge existing systems and drive change in the way cities work. A new report, released this week by ICT giant Ericsson, showed...
Nov 10, 2014
Information and communication technology (ICT) giant Ericsson has moved to contribute to humanitarian efforts in Africa and the Middle East as emerging economies in these regions face unprecedented and complex crises. A new multifaceted partnership would see Ericsson...
Nov 10, 2014
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday reported a 5.5% decline in headline earnings a share to 415c for the six months ended September 30, mainly owing to the mobile termination rate (MTR) cuts, as well as increased depreciation as a result of accelerated capital...
 
 
 
 
Nov 07, 2014
The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services on Friday called on the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) to fast-track the realignment of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministerial Policy directives to...
Nov 07, 2014
Technology is moving at a rapid pace and companies are now faced with balancing the pace of change to avoid damaging disruptions. Ericsson CEO and president Hans Vestberg this week highlighted that it took 100 years to connect one-billion places, 25 years to connect...
Nov 07, 2014
With the international June 2015 deadline looming to migrate broadcasting services from analogue to digital, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has initiated the process of reviving the digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration project. Minister Muthambi,...
Nov 06, 2014
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The use of information and communication technology (ICT) was critical to meeting the targets set post the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Ericsson CEO and president Hans Vestberg said on Thursday. Speaking on the second day of the Ericsson Business Innovation...
Nov 06, 2014
High-speed communications testing at the Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) land-speed record attempt site at Hakskeenpan, in the Northern Cape, had delivered promising results, Bloodhound information technology head Sarah Covell said on Thursday. Speaking to...
Nov 05, 2014
As globalisation, urbanisation and digitalisation increasingly become the forces that reshape economies, the critical mass of the citizens within the world’s urban centres were driving the transformation to smart cities. Speaking at the Ericsson Business Innovation...
Nov 03, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom’s nationwide load shedding over the weekend has hit telecommunications group Telkom’s services, with some core network elements being lost, depending on the duration of the outage. The company said in an update to customers that it was...
Nov 03, 2014
Employees who have not yet been placed during JSE-listed Telkom’s restructuring process have until November 7 to apply for alternative positions in the group’s new, proposed structures. This emerged as MTN finalised its own placement and Cell C undertook its own...
Nov 03, 2014
Nigerian phone tower group IHS has raised $2-billion in equity and $600-million in debt in what it says is the biggest equity fund raising by an African company this decade. IHS, the continent’s largest tower company, will use the money to finance infrastructure...
Nov 03, 2014
Engineering technology group Ansys’s bid to acquire technology-focused investment company Parsec Holdings, as well as 25% of embedded-solutions specialist Parsec and 20% of wireless and data specialist Redline Telecommunications, has been approved by the boards of...
 
 
 
 
Nov 03, 2014
Telecommunications group Telkom on Monday said its normalised earnings for the six-month period to September 30 would be higher than that of the prior comparable period, but the inclusion of items not part of normal business operations would lead to a decline in...
Oct 31, 2014
MARIUS COETZEE Point-of-sale-based biometric verification is a critical aspect in reducing losses caused by identification fraud
In response to the growing need to prevent the losses that companies suffer as a result of identification fraud, identity management specialist Ideco is encouraging its clients to use biometrics technology to help them gather accurate information on their customers,...
Oct 31, 2014
WARREN OLIVIER Losing personal data can cause serious problems for a company’s customers
Every company needs to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act by ensuring that customers’ personal information is protected against loss and destruction. “Compliance prevents customer information from falling into the hands of people who could...
Oct 31, 2014
Master engineer and engineering consultant Bert Chapman has created an educational disc of engineering training materials based on real engineering problems, including their solutions, for engineers entering industry. The disc covers more than 35 electrical,...
Oct 31, 2014
MICHAEL FRANS Core technology systems used by businesses across various other industries can provide enormous benefit to the automotive sector
Improving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing the cost and environmental impacts of vehicle travel using efficient information and communication technology (ICT) systems can be achieved if energy providers, information technology enterprises and automotive...
 
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