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2:00
5 hours ago

MTN to appeal $14m licence fee ruling in Uganda

The company says it will appeal a decision by the country’s High Court ordering it to pay millions for a transitional licence

2:00

Eutelsat, Facebook augment WiFi connectivity project in Africa

The satellite operator builds up its use of Express WiFi, to provide broadband services via satellite across several Sub-Saharan Africa countries.

3:30
Yesterday

Vodacom deploys 3G, 4G base stations in deep rural SA

The operator switches on 21 new base station sites in deep rural areas across the Free State and Northern Cape provinces.

3:10
Friday

China’s Itel targets SA’s Gen Z with entry-level smartphone

Itel – owned by China’s Transsion Holdings, which is also behind the Tecno and Infinix brands – is launching its Vision1 Pro entry-level smartphone in SA.

2:50

Intensified efforts to make antenna-based Internet a reality in South Africa

The Technology Innovation Agency supports Gauteng-based start-up FibrePoynt to develop antenna-based high-speed fixed Internet.

2:40
Thursday

Online platform to support, connect nurses in Africa

Local company Patient Health readies to launch Afrinurse, an online platform that provides emotional support to nurses across the continent.

4:00
Thursday

Telkom uses broadband as bait in new consumer strategy

The company says its primary focus is to make broadband accessible to all South Africans, to drive economic activity following the COVID-19 pandemic.

2:30

Teraco boosts regional interconnection with MÉTISS cable

Teraco, Africa’s largest data centre operator, has become an integral node to the Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System.

3:20
5 May

FNB Connect sees doubled data, voice consumption

The business records significant growth, as the bank’s mobile offering reports a 22% year-on-year increase in active customer numbers, says FNB Connect CEO Bradwin Roper.

4:20

MTN posts strong Q1 results, looks to sell towers in SA

The mobile operator’s growth in service revenue exceeds its medium-term guidance, driven by gains in data and fintech revenue.

3:30
4 May

MTN looks to connect 60K homes with Supersonic AirFibre

The first commercial rollout of the fibre-quality connectivity solution will commence in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands and Honeydew.

2:30

New leadership takes helm at Waspa

SA’s Wireless Application Service Providers' Association elects new office bearers for 2021, including chairman Anthony Ekerold, and its first female vice-chairman.