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Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Jon Tullett, research manager for IT services for Africa at research

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Vodacom Tanzania listing pushed out

Vodacom Group’s Tanzanian unit has received regulatory approval to extend the deadline of its share sale for three weeks, allowing investors more time to take part in the country’s biggest initial public offering

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Surge in sale of feature phones in Africa

Growth in the shipment of feature phones is outstripping smartphone shipment growth, according to new research. International Data Corp said on Monday that the continent’s smartphone market totalled 95,3m units in

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Chinese phone makers squeeze Apple

Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Huawei are tightening their grip on the world’s largest market, grabbing local share and squeezing out Apple and Samsung Electronics. After including Vivo, Chinese vendors held the top

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Africa still hot for feature phones

Feature phones dying? Not in Africa, they aren’t. New research from International Data Corp shows that shipments of feature phones in Africa in the second quarter of 2016 surged by 31,9% year on year, to 29,8m units

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PC sales fall off a cliff

PC shipments in Africa and the Middle East fell by 28,7% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2015, the steepest ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, technology research and consulting firm International Data Corp said on Tuesday

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Samsung dominates SA’s smartphone market

Korean electronics giant Samsung has the top-selling smartphone and tablet brand in South Africa, according to international researchers. Samsung dominated South African smartphone sales in the last three months of 2015 with a

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Little on broadband in budget speech

For the second year in a row, the national budget has provided few details on a project to connect municipalities to broadband technology. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 national budget speech in parliament

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Africa now ‘crucial’ to smartphone makers

Global smartphone shipments are losing steam, but lower-priced devices and the African market are likely to be engines of growth, says an international research organisation. International Data Corp last week forecast that global smartphone growth

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ICT spending in SA to top R26,6bn

Information and communications technology spending in South Africa is forecast to grow by 2,6% year-on-year to R26,6bn in 2016. This is according to International Data Corp, which says that mobile devices will largely be responsible for growth in this sector

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