Browsing: Mike Brown

Nedbank launches Innovation Lab

Nedbank has taken the wraps off an Innovation Lab to allow employees to experiment with new technologies, trial business ideas and initiate product concepts. Nedbank CEO Mike Brown says that the lab is the culmination of the banking group’s efforts

Broadlink to build satellite hub

Wireless Business Solutions subsidiary, telecommunications provider Broadlink, has unveiled plans to build a satellite hub at the Teraco data centre in Isando, east of Johannesburg. The hub will be launched in 2014. The satellite hub will be located at the Teraco

WBS wins interdict against Icasa

Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) on Friday won an urgent high court interdict against the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in terms which the regulator must return equipment seized during raids it carried out on Wednesday on WBS facilities. Icasa seized

Icasa moves against iBurst parent

As much as 75% of telecommunications company Broadlink’s network in Gauteng is down after the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) raided the offices of parent Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) Holdings and apparently seized or unplugged equipment. Icasa’s move on

Nedbank app hits Play Store

Nedbank has finally launched its mobile banking application, although only on Android-powered smartphones for now. The app, known as the Nedbank App Suite, has been available to the bank’s staff since the end of June and can now be downloaded from Google’s Play Store. The Nedbank App Suite includes online

Duncan McLeod
In banking, Steve fights back

“Steve” from “Beep Bank” has become something of a meme among SA consumers. The First National Bank advertisements, which poke fun at the company’s rivals, imploring consumers to switch banks, have become the subject of everyday conversation, with people regularly wondering aloud which bank “Steve” really works for

Nedbank confirms app plans

Nedbank launched its mobile banking application, called the Nedbank App Suite, to its staff on Monday. The bank says it will be available to the public from the beginning of August. The app has taken two years to develop and is only the third in the

iBurst ploughs R100m into fibre network

Privately held telecommunications company iBurst is investing more than R100m in a fibre-optic communications network in Gauteng to help it better address the corporate market and grow its retail consumer subscriber base. The company is leasing capacity on Dark Fibre Africa’s network

iBurst back on growth path

Wireless broadband operator iBurst claims that its business is starting to bounce back after a difficult period that saw it retrench employees, restructure its operations, and lose its chief executive. The company says that renewed focus on the consumer market, a new strategy and significant investments in infrastructure have all positioned it to start growing again.

Vodacom aims for 10m M-Pesa users

Vodacom expects to sign up 10m M-Pesa mobile money users within three years. The telecommunications operator’s director in charge of the product’s launch, Romeo Kumalo, revealed the ambitious target during the product’s launch in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.