Browsing: Brian Neilson

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Apple is ‘absurdly cheap’

Not everyone is worried about Apple’s future fortunes, or its direction under CEO Tim Cook. Local Apple bull Paul Theron, the founder and CEO of Johannesburg-based private client asset management firm

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MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

It’s well known that MTN South Africa has had a torrid few years. It’s lost market share to Vodacom and Cell C, it’s suffered debilitating industrial action, its network hasn’t been up to snuff, its customer service

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Where government ICT spending goes

South Africa’s government spent R14bn on information and communications technology in the 2015/2016 financial year, with limited growth expected through to 2018/2019, when spending is projected to reach R15,3bn, a new research report

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The smartphone revolution is over

It’s been less than a decade since Apple shook the mobile telecommunications industry to its foundations with the original iPhone. The handset helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company (US$620bn this week) and inflicted huge

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Note7 debacle a temporary setback for Samsung

Twenty-two billion dollars. That’s the value that was wiped off the market capitalisation of Samsung Electronics in two days last week as investors took stock of implications of a global recall of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy

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SA’s ISPs must tap into niches to thrive

As growth rates in providing basic Internet connectivity come under pressure, service providers must tap into fast-expanding niches in order to continue to grow their businesses. That’s the view of

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Why SA’s big telcos are running scared

The growing pressure on margins as telecommunications moves from a voice-driven industry to one where data is predominant is the main reason South Africa’s incumbent mobile operators are keen for so-called “over the top” providers like WhatsApp and Skype to be

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Just how big FTTH could get in SA

South Africa is likely to have more than 360 000 active fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections by 2019, new research has found. According to BMI-TechKnowledge, which has published a new report entitled “The Fibre Land Grab: the Status of FTTx in South Africa”, open

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Negative real growth for SA telecoms

South Africa’s telecommunications industry will grow at a compound annual rate of just 1,4% over the next five years, meaning that in real terms – adjusted for inflation – the sector is shrinking. But

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