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To succeed, Apple Music needs mobile friends

Apple has hitched itself to music celebrities to pitch Apple Music, the US$10/month (South Africa: R59,99/month) digital service launched a year ago. There was the very public catering to Taylor Swift. Apple broke out its

Africa’s mobile race is far from over

Inside a packed Vodafone Group store in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, a group of the city’s tech-savvy students wait in line for wireless modems they hope will transform their ability to surf the Internet. They don’t even

Feature phones a huge opportunity in Africa

Africa’s start-ups are seizing an opportunity they say Google and Apple have missed – making apps for non-smartphones. In a region where the average customer doesn’t own a smartphone or a bank card, hundreds of millions

MTN runs into trouble in Cameroon

MTN could be forced to cough up as much as R1,5bn to Cameroonian authorities after a special anti-corruption commission, known as Conac, found that the operator, along with rival Orange, owed nearly R2,8bn in taxes and royalties to the government

Work to start on new subsea cable for SA

Alcatel-Lucent has announced it is about to begin construction of the Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable’s second phase, which will connect South Africa to São Tomé and Príncipe and provide an alternative route to Europe to the West Africa Cable System

Inside SA’s exploding VOD market

It’s a veritable feast for couch potatoes – or at least those with access to affordable and fast broadband. In the space of just a few months, almost half a dozen new video-on-demand players have been launched in South Africa, promising an alternative to satellite pay

Why MTN zero-rated FrontRow

MTN has provided more details about its plans to zero-rate its FrontRow video-on-demand offering. The decision means it won’t charge users of its mobile network for the data they consume while watching

Orange VOD to launch in SA

A subsidiary of French telecommunications company Orange plans to launch its own video-on-demand (VOD) offering in South Africa next year. Orange Horizons currently operates a retail business in South Africa where it sells smartphones and devices via its local

Ace subsea cable coming to SA

The high-capacity Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) undersea cable will be extended to South Africa, with construction set to begin in the first quarter of 2016. This is the word from MTN Group CEO Sifiso

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