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Biggest South African technology stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 • South Africa, Telecoms & MobileComments (0)

2016 has seen many big developments in the local telecommunications and technology market, including several significant acquisitions. In June, Liquid Telecom – a pan-African telecoms group majority owned by Econet Global – entered into an agreement to acquire Neotel for R6.55 billion. Blue Label Telecoms announced in early October it was buying a 45%

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Network Infrastructure, Visibility and Security in 2017

December 19, 2016 • Computer NetworksComments (0)

Given the security events of 2016, coupled with the rapid advancements and adoption of cloud computing, 2017 will be the year in which many finally accept that network infrastructure and security will have to be rethought from the ground up. For instance, we

Rwanda hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU

December 9, 2016 • Telecoms & MobileComments (0)

The Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Africa was held from 6 to 8 December in Kigali, Rwanda. Participants at the meeting assessed the ongoing implementation of the Dubai Action Plan adopted at ITU’s last World Telecommunication Development

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Zambian regulator seeks withdrawal of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

September 22, 2016 • South Africa, Telecoms & MobileComments (0)

Zambia’s telecom regulator has asked dealers of Samsung Electronics to notify it of how the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone will be withdrawn from the market after defects were detected worldwide. Samsung has called for a recall of the smartphone due to a


South Africa’s ICASA insists data prices must fall further

September 22, 2016 • South Africa, Telecoms & MobileComments (0)

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has insisted that the prices of data offered by telecom operators must fall further as the competition has increased. This is part of the ongoing Parliament’s telecoms and postal service