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MTN warns profits to fall sharply

MTN’s headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 December 2015 will fall by at least 20%, the JSE-listed telecommunications group warned investors on Thursday after markets closed. The group has blamed operational

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World’s fastest-growing smartphone brand

Huawei is the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, according to new research from Gartner, with sales up by more than a half in the three months ended December 2015. With an increase in sales of 53% in the fourth quarter of last year, Huawei

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Google Play Movies now live in SA

Google has quietly launched a transactional video-on-demand service in South Africa through its Google Play platform. The launch of Google Play Movies comes two months after the US Internet giant launched its music streaming service

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New CEO for SuperSport

Gideon Khobane has been named as the new CEO of MultiChoice subsidiary SuperSport. He will take the reins from Brandon Foot, who has been acting as CEO for the past two years and who now take over as

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Vumatel offers free 1Gbit/s fibre to schools

Fibre-to-the-home start-up Vumatel has revealed plans to offer free, uncapped fibre broadband to 80 schools in its coverage areas this year at speeds of 1Gbit/s. The company has challenged other

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Pick n Pay to offer AlwaysOn Wi-Fi cards

Wi-Fi service provider AlwaysOn is hoping to bring Wi-Fi Internet to a bigger audience by allowing consumers to buy access using cash at Pick n Pay stores. Selected stores are now carrying prepaid data cards from AlwaysOn. Until now, consumers

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Durban gets multi-site Internet exchange

Durban has become the first city in South Africa to get a multi-site Internet exchange point. Internet exchange points allow Internet service providers to interconnect their networks so that users benefit from faster connections and more

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Leaked video shows off Samsung Galaxy S7

Details about Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, appear to have been leaked accidentally by its Indonesian subsidiary five days before the Korean firm was due to announce the product at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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New SA VC firm KNF Ventures launched

South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the launch of a new, South African Revenue Service-approved section 12J venture capital company, KNF Ventures, dedicated to investing in innovation-driven ventures

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