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MTN said to be buying Iranian ISP

MTN Group is near an agreement with the Iranian government to acquire a 49% stake in a state-owned Internet provider as Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by sales seeks to expand in a fast-growing yet politically challenging

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SA’s Giraffe secures Silicon Valley funding

Giraffe, the South African start-up using technology to help tackle unemployment in South Africa through an automated recruitment service, has announced it has raised a seed round of funding led by Silicon Valley venture firm Omidyar Network. The parties have not

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Behind the rise of Africa’s towercos

Mobile phone towers have become big business across Africa as rising costs mean it is less appealing for network operators to manage and maintain the infrastructure. A trend to outsourcing them, which started a few years ago, is gaining rapid momentum

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SA Wi-Fi start-up raises millions

How often have you connected to a public Wi-Fi service only to find it’s awfully slow or not providing Internet access at all? A new Cape Town-based start-up, founded by experts in the

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The day(s) the earth stood still at RIM

Before reading this article, may we suggest you do the following experiment: take out your smartphone and if you still haven’t installed WhatsApp (one of the most popular instant messaging applications), go to the app store and download it. Now check who is online. We bet more than 50% of your contacts (including your boss, your

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For operators, sharing is caring, says KPMG

Tower sharing may be the solution to the dual problem of increasing demand for network capacity and the revenue pressures facing SA operators. Johan Smith, head of Africa telecommunications group at KPMG, says the industry, regulators and government need

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Auctions could choke off broadband boom

The digital dividend is set to disrupt global competitive practices in the telecommunications sector, and Europe may be the litmus test of how the rest of the world should consider the valuable spectrum assignments. But dangers are lurking

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Two centres of power at MTN ‘unlikely’

There is little risk of MTN creating two centres of power, one around CEO-designate Sifiso Dabengwa and the other around the still-to-be-appointed CEO of MTN International. That’s the view of Kristoff Puelinckx

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