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Eaton sells SA towers to ATC

Eaton Towers has sold its base station tower portfolio in South Africa to rival American Tower Corp. Eaton said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to sell about 300

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SA start-up Snapt raises R15m in funding

Convergence Partners, the investment firm controlled by well-known ICT industry businessman Andile Ngcaba, has announced it is investing US$1m (about R15,6m) in South African technology start-up Snapt to help it in its plans to expand

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Naspers is now worth a trillion rand

Renewed bullishness towards media and Internet giant Naspers has pushed its market capitalisation above R1 trillion for the first time. On Tuesday, Naspers’s share price jumped to a new all-time high of R2 320,73, pushing its

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Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said on

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Huge Group mulling acquisitions

Niche telecommunications provider Huge Group is mulling acquisitions after reporting a 45% improvement in headline earnings per share for the year ended 29 February 2016, despite only a modest 6% improvement in revenue. Operating profit rose

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MS, Facebook to build huge subsea cable

Google is not the only big US technology company getting into the telecommunications business. Microsoft and Facebook have just announced they will build a super-fast transatlantic subsea cable with a design capacity of 160Tbit/s. The cable system

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SABC bans violent protest footage

The SABC late on Thursday said it will, with immediate effect, no longer broadcast “destructive and regressive” footage of public violence that involves the burning of public institutions such as schools in its news bulletins. “We are not going to

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MTN gets into television broadcasting

MTN has launched a pilot broadcasting service using digital terrestrial television. The pilot, being run in Nigeria, follows the decision by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation to award its

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Videogaming comes to SuperSport

Videogaming as spectactor sport? You betcha! South Africa’s biggest sports broadcaster, SuperSport, owned by DStv parent MultiChoice, has announced it has signed up to broadcast ELeague, featuring

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A third of software in SA is pirated

A new research report has pegged the software piracy rate in South Africa at 33%, a one percentage point decline since the country was last surveyed in 2013. The report, by the BSA The

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