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Microsoft said it will release a translation app for Windows and other operating systems from rivals Apple and Google, part of a broader race between the world’s largest technology companies for supremacy in the field of artificial intelligence. The

Google nailed e-mail with the 2004 introduction of Gmail. But as traditional e-mail falls out of favour with a growing sliver of the population, Google has struggled to make its messaging tools relevant or introduce

While so-called over-the-top messaging services dominate in South Africa as a mobile communication tool, the uptake of voice over IP is slower, say experts. Global digital specialist adviser

Telkom has signalled it’s ready for a serious fight with its bigger rivals, this week taking the wraps off aggressively priced, 4G/LTE data-led mobile packages for both prepaid and contract customers that look set to have its bigger rivals

Twenty gigabytes of mobile 4G/LTE data a month, free on-network calls, 1 500 minutes of free calls to other networks, zero-rated WhatsApp and Viber, free SMSes, and free and unlimited Wi-Fi access at

Allow me to venture a theory… The reason out-of-bundle mobile data rates are (largely) still R2/MB is to help shore up operators’ cratering voice revenue. R2 is an arbitrary number, a relic from over a decade ago, but it’s a stubborn

The cellular industry may soon become the victim of the next wave of disruptive technology, much as this industry virtually destroyed traditional fixed-line telephony in the late 1990s. This may happen sooner than many think

Many eyes were turned towards parliament last month for a portfolio committee discussion over possible regulation of over-the-top (OTT) service providers.
Now, communications regulator Icasa is facing a difficult situation. It must

The African mobile operator predicament with “over the top” services has come to a head, with the issue of how to deal with the likes of WhatsApp, Skype and Viber flaring up anew over the past few months in Morocco, Senegal and South Africa. What’s playing out

WhatsApp, Skype and other “over the top” services should be regulated in the same way as telecommunications operators, especially as there is a risk that these new competitors will threaten cellphone companies’ ability to invest in their networks. That is the view of