Author: Craig Wilson

South Africa has to choose between having many telecommunications operators or encouraging investment from existing players to drive down prices and increase adoption. That’s according to MTN South Africa CEO Zunaid Bulbulia, who supports the latter approach. Bulbulia made the comments at a consumer

With demand for mobile data expected to grow as much as a thousand times in the next 10 years, Telkom says it is turning to Wi-Fi and the fourth-generation (4G) LTE Advanced mobile broadband to meet demand while remaining affordable for consumers. Telkom Mobile

The CEOs of Kenya’s four mobile operators, Safaricom, Orange Telkom, Airtel and yuMobile, have been warned they could face arrest for failing to disconnect unregistered Sim cards on their networks. The warning follows reports that police are trying to trace

The Xperia range of smartphones and tablet computers serves as a marker of Sony’s turnaround. The Japanese electronics company has come a long way from the humdrum Android devices it produced in conjunction with Ericsson to products that now stand up to the best

Vodacom has taken strong exception to a move by telecommunications regulator Icasa to draft a wholesale call rates regime that favours its rival Cell C and more recent market entrant Telkom Mobile. Vodacom says it supports the proposed cuts to termination rates

Mobile gaming is expected to account for the lion’s share of growth in the South African videogame market in coming years, while PC gaming will stagnate and online gaming will fall behind growth globally due to South Africa’s comparatively costly and slow Internet access

Newswires, forums and social media have been abuzz since Wednesday, when news broke that notorious online marketplace, the Silk Road, has been shut down and its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, or “Dread Pirate Roberts”, arrested. The Road, as patrons

Telecommunications regulator Icasa has handed a huge victory to smaller operators, including Cell C, by proposing aggressive “asymmetry”, or wholesale price benefits, in termination rates in a move that strongly disfavours larger rivals MTN and Vodacom. At the same time

Telkom’s retail Internet service provider, Telkom Internet, has launched two new uncapped promotions, Do Gaming and Do Movies, that offer users uncapped capacity to selected services, whether or not their existing subscription is uncapped. The promotions run until

Conduct Telecommunications, a fibre-optic infrastructure developer backed by international private equity firm The Birchman Group, has completed a project in the Cape Town suburb of Claremont where it is providing open-access fibre to a number of businesses