Author: Duncan McLeod

Microsoft dealt a blow to its partner Nokia late last week when it said current Windows Phone devices would not get upgraded to the latest version of the operating system. In the process, the US software giant may have shot itself in the foot. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop could be forgiven for thinking

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DStv operator MultiChoice has added 684 000 subscribers to its pay-television base in the past year. It now reaches 5,6m homes in the markets in which it operates. In SA, it added 492 000 new clients on a gross basis, taking the subscriber base to 4m by the end of March 2012. More than half of

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Standard Bank has become the latest SA bank to launch a mobile transactional banking app. The app appeared on Apple’s App Store for iOS devices on Tuesday. Moneyweb, a financial news website, reported on Wednesday that the app was in both the Apple and Google

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Mobile operator Cell C is in talks with Vodacom about renegotiating the 15-year roaming agreement the two companies signed in 2001. Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig says the discussions with Vodacom “are going in the right direction”, but he says he

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Third mobile operator Cell C plans to build a new, 50 000sq m campus north of Sandton to integrate its disparate offices, which are located across Johannesburg, from Parktown to Sandton. The new facility, which will house Cell C’s head

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Lord Stephen Carter has enjoyed a storied career. He was the founding CEO of Ofcom, the powerful British media, telecoms and broadcasting regulator. He also served as the Downing Street chief of staff under former prime minister Gordon Brown and is now president and MD for Europe, the Middle East & Africa at

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It had all the hallmarks of an Apple keynote. No one knew exactly what Microsoft would be announcing in Los Angeles, but the excitement among gadget junkies about a potentially game-changing product from the US software giant was palpable. What

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The ANC wants scarce radio frequency spectrum to be made available to new players seeking to provide telecommunications services and it also wants to increase competition in the broadcasting industry, especially in pay television. These are two of the key points raised in the ruling party’s

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Black-led investment firm J&J Group, together with an unnamed international telecommunications company, put forward a joint “expression of interest” to buy a controlling stake in Telkom last year, but the deal apparently fell through when Korea’s KT Corp made an offer to purchase a minority, 20% stake in

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