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MTN, Telkom still locked in talks

Telkom informed shareholders on Thursday that it remains locked in talks with MTN over a deal that could see the predominantly fixed-line operator outsource the management of its mobile radio access network

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Minibus taxis to get free Wi-Fi

Santaco, the South African National Taxi Council, will this Thursday announce plans to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access to minibus taxi commuters and around taxi ranks The taxi council is due to launch the service at an event in Orlando West in Soweto on Thursday morning

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SA’s coolest tech brands revealed

Samsung Electronics has the coolest computer brand and the coolest hi-tech gadget, while repeat winner Vodacom is South Africa’s coolest mobile operator. These are some of the findings of the 2014 Sunday Times Generation Next survey, which polled a sample group of 5 500 South African youngsters

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Telkom drops the 8ta ball

Telkom is removing the enormous pink ball from Johannesburg’s landmark Hillbrow Tower. Although the telecommunications operator is only obliged to remove the fibreglass structure at the end of the year, it’s doing so now before Johannesburg’s summer thunderstorms render the removal

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Court orders Telkom to reveal user’s details

European low-cost airline Ryanair has obtained an urgent court order in the high court in Pretoria forcing Telkom Mobile to help trace someone it accuses of harming its reputation on the Internet. Judge Francis Legodi ordered Telkom on Tuesday to furnish the Irish airline

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LTE shoot-out: MTN tops again

MTN’s fourth-generation long-term evolution (4G/LTE) mobile broadband offering has come out on top in a series of tests run by TechCentral in Johannesburg on Monday. It’s the second time that MTN has emerged with the fastest 4G network in TechCentral’s testing

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Telkom’s apology: too little, too late

Has the country’s foremost value-destroying monopolist finally seen the error of its ways? On the surface, that seems to be the case. In mid-July, Telkom meekly agreed to pay a R200m fine for anticompetitive abuses committed between 2005 and 2007, and to split its wholesale and retail businesses. TechCentral reported

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Telkom’s Vitai: no sense in Cell C deal

The MD of South Africa’s fourth mobile network operator, Telkom Mobile, has pooh-poohed suggestions that merging the company with Cell C would make sense for Telkom. Attila Vitai has told TechCentral that the move would make more sense for Cell C, South Africa’s third network operator, than it would for Telkom

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Cell C to offer unlimited calls, but…

Cell C has launched an unlimited calling plan, Straight Up Infinity, for R999/month on a 24-month contract. But there’s a big catch: the rate applies only to on-network calls and, with Cell C being relatively small next to Vodacom and MTN, it’s unclear how many people will benefit from the plan – except least-cost

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