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Cell C to spend R200m on network upgrades

South Africa’s third biggest service provider Cell C says it will spend R200 million on upgrading its network around Johannesburg and Pretoria in the next three months.

The Role of Design in Innovation

In the mobile, telephony and technological industry, we hear a lot about “innovation”. We are told that our products need to be innovative.

World’s slimmest smartphone launches in South Africa

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend P6, one of the world’s slimmest smartphones measuring a mere 6.18mm.

Tablets boost for rural teachers

The CSIR’s Meraka Institute, in conjunction with various government departments, has recently completed a pilot project training teachers in the Eastern Cape to use multimedia tablets, and will now begin the project rollout to approximately 160 teachers at eleven schools. The project aims to develop a model for this type of mobile technology deployment that can be applied on a wide scale throughout the country.

Mobile device malware a growing threat to smartphone users

Although security threats targeting PCs still out-number threats targeting mobile devices, smart phones and tablets have come under increasing attack in the past two years. Richard Broeke from specialist IT security provider, Securicom, says that as malicious code for mobile devices begins to generate revenue for malware authors, we can expect the number of threats to grow.

Telkom Kenya teams up with Eaton Towers

Telkom Kenya, which operates Orange’s mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services in Kenya, announced that it has signed an agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.

MTN speeds up mobile devices

MTN has announced that it is offering the latest international broadband technology in wireless communication of high-speed data to its contract and Top-Up customers.

Mobile operators struggle to reach quality targets

Vodacom, Cell C and MTN have failed to meet Quality of Service tests across three provinces, says the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). According to the report by the regulator, Vodacom did not meet the Call Setup Success Rate (CSSR) target in the Eastern Cape Region, while Cell-C and MTN failed to meet the same targets in the […]

Telkom Mobile unveils voice offerings

Telkom Mobile has lifted the lid on its voice products. The Telkom Mobile Smart and SmartSaver post-paid voice plans give customers access to unlimited calls to Telkom Mobile and 8ta numbers and, on some plans, unlimited access to free Wi-Fi at Telkom Mobile hotspots around the country. Customers will also receive an allocation of free […]

MTN revamps contract packages

MTN has introduced new Anytime Contract packages which now offer contract customers more talk time through a combination of free MTN-to-MTN minutes, more text time through increased SMS bundles and more web browsing time with bigger Internet bundles. The new MTN Anytime contract packages form part of the mobile brand’s move to provide more value, […]

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