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Orange store to open SA warehouse

France’s Orange, which until recently had been flirting actively with the idea of becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in South Africa, is moving fulfilment for its popular online store, launched in the country last year, from London to Johannesburg

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Orange talks up SA Wi-Fi plans

French telecommunications giant Orange, which has said previously that it is interested in playing more aggressively in South Africa’s telecoms industry, has announced plans to launch a Wi-Fi network in the country through its Orange Horizons subsidiary. In a statement, the company says it will launch what it’s

Gaelyn Scott
Orange wins SA trademark appeal

On 22 November 2013, the supreme court of appeal (SCA) handed down a rare trademark judgment. It’s marked on the judgment as one that’s not worth reporting in the law reports, which is a great pity given that is of considerable importance. The case pitted international telecommunications operator Orange against a local accounting

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SMS system planned, to save lives in Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages. An early-warning system that aims to capitalise on the explosive growth of mobile phone

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Cell C, Mirage Telecom to launch MVNE platform

Cell C is set to help launch the first mobile virtual network enabler in South Africa, creating a platform that will allow mobile virtual network operators – Virgin Mobile is an example of an MVNO – to offer mobile products and services. Cell C will launch

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Where would AT&T deal leave Vodacom?

A shake-up of the telecommunications landscape in Africa may be in the offing after US giant AT&T said in an interview with Bloomberg that it was interested in acquiring UK-listed Vodafone. AT&T said, though, that it was not interested in acquiring Vodafone’s operations in emerging markets, but only its

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Nokia Lumia 1020 is a go

One of 2013’s most anticipated handsets, Nokia’s Lumia 1020, has been launched in South Africa. At a recommended retail price of R9 999, the Windows Phone-powered 1020 is available at its launch through MTN and Vodacom in black, white and yellow. The Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel

Duncan McLeod
At Telkom, Maseko takes the tiger’s tail

Sipho Maseko is a really nice guy – which makes me want to pity him over the challenge he’s taken on at Telkom. Some would say accepting the group CEO position at South Africa’s biggest fixed-line operator is like grabbing a tiger by its tail. Sooner rather than later, you get eaten

Duncan McLeod
Big shifts looming in SA telecoms

Talk of consolidation in the telecommunications industry is rife, with speculation growing that a number of operators are either in play or may soon be. But how might a flurry of mergers and acquisitions play out? At the centre of current speculation is Neotel. Licensed

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 92 – ‘Fallen’

TalkCentral hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week. In the show this week, we talk about former communications minister Dina Pule’s censure in parliament, new communications minister Yunus Carrim on local-loop unbundling and

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