Author: Staff Reporter

Nigerian telecommunications operator Etisalat is taking rival MTN to court over the latter’s plan to use acquisition target Visafone’s spectrum in the 800MHz band, it has been reported. Nigeria’s Daily Post reported at the weekend that Etisalat has instituted legal action

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Durban-headquartered technology services group Adapt IT has reported a 42% improvement in headline earnings per share to 23,96c in the six months ended 31 December 2015. The strong growth in Heps comes on top of a 19% improvement in turnover to R310m and a 50%

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Maxwell Nonge, MD of free-to-air satellite provider OpenView HD, has been named as chief technology officer of e.tv parent eMedia Investments, while Patrick Conroy, the MD of eNCA, will take over from Nonge at OpenView HD. At the same time, veteran journalist

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An exhibition on mankind’s voyage into space, developed in collaboration with Nasa, is coming to South Africa this winter. After wowing crowds in Europe, Gateway to Space: The Exhibition will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre from 1 June to 31 July. Gateway

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Mozilla is pulling the plug on its Firefox OS, at least as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced on Thursday that it would stop providing support for smartphones after the next release of the software in May. Firefox OS was an attempt

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The Democratic Alliance would do away with the separate departments of telecommunications & postal services and communications and fold them into a new economic infrastructure ministry if the party were to come to national power. DA leader Mmusi Maimane on

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Standard Bank has warned its customers that it will be offline this Sunday, 7 February, while it performs scheduled system updates. The system changes require planned downtime, which will affect the ability of clients to perform “certain banking activities and transactions

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South African mobile group MTN and technology investment firm Amadeus Capital have announced plans to invest US$40m (about R650m) in Travelstart, an online travel agency focused on Africa. Travelstart, which was founded in Sweden in 1999, has built

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Times Media Group has poached respected News24 editor-in-chief Andrew Trench to be its new digital editor. Trench will drive the digital content strategy for the group’s online titles, including TimesLive, SowetanLive and and BDLive. “Andrew is an editor we have had

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