Author: Lloyd Gedye

MTN could outsource management of its retail stores and field staff, with an industry insider suggesting a deal with Brightstar is on the cards. The industry insider said telecommunications multinational Brightstar is busy headhunting a

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The rise of taxi service Uber in South Africa has its competitors crying foul and alleging a number of violations of the law. These include allegations that the company may be flouting foreign exchange

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Things used to be simple: a life with MultiChoice or a life without it. But South African television viewers will soon be spoilt for choice, even if some options are more appealing than others — and some a lot more

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PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts that 72% of South Africans will access the Internet through their cellphone by 2018. Will Cell C still be competing in this market and will these new mobile data consumers be getting bang for

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A dispute over an empowerment deal that has soured could cost South Africa a massive boost to the local set-top box manufacturing sector. At the heart of the dispute is the relationship that the National Association of Manufacturers in Electronic Components, an industry body for

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Vodacom is going to face an uphill battle in its attempt to get regulatory approval for its R7bn acquisition of Neotel. Its competitors, who are already publicly questioning the legality of the deal, are likely to lobby for it to be scuppered or at the very least have strict conditions imposed on it. “It will be challenged

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If Telkom had a theme tune right now it would probably be written by hard rock band AC/DC, perhaps something from their 1976 classic album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. No, not the title track, because there is nothing cheap about Telkom, with communications minister Dina Pule’s adviser

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Depending on who you are, the Nexus is either a villainous professional wrestling team or the framework from which to view the future of IT. According to Wikipedia, the most popular online result for a Google search on the word “nexus” is the wrestling team’s catch phrase, “you are either Nexus or you’re

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I remember the moment I realised that music streaming services were the future. I was at the Trans Musicale music festival in Rennes, France, in 2009 and was invited back to some French youngster’s apartment to carry on the party after the day’s

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If anyone needs confirmation that there is a price war going on in SA’s cellphone sector, a quick look at last Sunday’s newspapers will confirm it. Take the Sunday Times, for example. In the first 16 pages of news last week, five pages had huge advertisements from Cell C, Vodacom and MTN

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