Browsing: Arthur Goldstuck

Uber reverses SA price cuts

Internet ride-sharing app Uber is raising its South African fares back to their old rates just two months after the company initiated its winter price cuts. On 7 April this year, the smartphone app cut fares on its cheaper UberX option in

Econet, Seacom said to be courting Neotel

Econet and subsea cable operator Seacom are courting Neotel with the view to a potential acquisition, it was reported on Tuesday. The news comes after Vodacom was forced to walk away from its R7bn plan to buy Neotel

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Why M-Pesa was a flop for Vodacom

South Africa’s advanced banking sector and a lack of demand are key reasons for the local failure of Vodacom’s mobile money product M-Pesa, says an analyst. On Monday, Vodacom announced that

New cable promises bandwidth for Africa

Imagine downloading 5 000 movies per second over your Internet connection. Those are the ultimate speeds being promised by a new, multibillion-rand submarine cable system that is to be built to connect South Africa and East Africa to Asia and

Online sales to surpass 1% of SA retail trade

South African e-commerce is set to reach an important landmark in 2016. Online retail will reach 1% of overall retail this year, according to new research by World Wide Worx. The report shows that online retail continues to grow at a high rate in South Africa, having maintained

Apple fails to impress with iPhone SE

The launch this week of a smaller iPhone and a new iPad “underlines the extent to which Apple has lost the innovative edge”, according to a senior technology analyst. The new 4-inch iPhone SE, in particular, showed that Apple had lost the innovative

Exodus from gov’t broadband council

At least three top independent technology experts have resigned from a national broadband council amid allegations of insufficient guidance from government. The National Broadband Advisory Council was launched by former communications minister Yunus Carrim on 4 March 2014

Expect more to come from Netflix: analyst

South Africans can expect to hear more from video streaming service Netflix in future as it only had a “soft launch” this week. This is the view of local technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck, who is MD of research firm World Wide Worx. Netflix switched on its

MTN said to make progress on Nigeria fine

Nigerian regulators’ decision to extend a 16 November deadline to fine MTN R75bn suggests discussions are making headway, says an analyst. The Nigerian Communications Commission issued

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