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Vodacom’s high Galaxy S6 prices questioned

Smartphone pricing in South Africa is coming under the spotlight as telecom providers are selling the latest Samsung S6 range at starkly different price points. Mobile network Vodacom on Tuesday revealed its pricing for the Samsung S6, expected to launch in the country

Win with Orange and TechCentral

Tell us who your newsmakers of the year are and you could win one of three vouchers to spend at the Orange online store. In the run-up to Christmas, TechCentral and Orange South Africa are hosting a competition in which three lucky readers walk away with a R2 000 voucher each to the

France’s Orange to open first SA store

Orange is continuing its steady assault on South Africa’s telecommunications industry, announcing on Wednesday that will launch its first branded store in the country in January. The French operator, which already sells phones, tablets and other electronic gear to South Africans through its

Orange eyes SA online radio, video

Online radio and video entertainment are big new areas of focus for French telecommunications giant Orange in South Africa. The company already runs a popular online store and a network of Wi-Fi hotspots in the country, mainly in the

Facebook has sympathy for operators

Facebook and other so-called over-the-top service providers cannot put propositions on the table that are not profitable for mobile operators and doing so would be “contrary to our goal”. That’s the view of Chris Daniels, who heads, the Facebook-led initiative to bring affordable Internet

Orange to ramp up SA presence

French telecommunications giant Orange plans to launch its own-branded retail stores in South Africa before the end of the year and intends launching an Internet service provider business here, too. Until now, Orange has had a retail presence through Nashua Mobile outlets, but the future of this partnership was thrown into doubt earlier this year when

Mobile VOD in Africa on cusp of boom

Balancing Act Africa research counts 73 video-on-demand platforms operating in Africa — on the Internet, via satellite or through mobile applications. Mostly, these are “over the top” services with the vast majority set up by independent providers. Although they may have operating alliances with mobile

Cameroon’s broadband dead end

Cameroon has offered mobile operator Viettel a year’s monopoly on the operation of the country’s first 3G network. But Viettel is no ordinary operator. It’s owned by the Vietnamese government and operated by its ministry of defence. Readers will recall I wrote about the wholesale network and landing station monopoly enjoyed

Duncan McLeod
The screws turn on Cell C

Should we be worried about Cell C? Despite a recent high court ruling that was at least partly in the mobile operator’s favour, noises coming out of the company aren’t exactly painting a rosy picture. There are several reasons for concern, chief among them the ability of the company to engage in a protracted price war while ensuring it

Orange plays down Nashua impact

French telecommunications group Orange is playing down the impact on it of the expected imminent closure of Nashua Mobile, in whose stores it was building a brand presence. Nashua Mobile parent Reunert said on Monday it had entered into agreements to sell its subscriber base to MTN and Vodacom, and that it was engaged

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