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Overall, Vodacom and Telkom Mobile have South Africa’s best post-paid mobile plans, new data from telecommunications research firm Tarifica claims to show. Virgin Mobile scored bottom of the list, coming in in fifth place overall behind Cell C and MTN, but MTN failed to emerge as the winner in even a single category. The Tarifica scores

LG Electronics came out of nowhere last year and stunned the smartphone world with the G2, arguably the best Android handset of 2013. Now it’s back with the G2’s successor, the G3, and LG again has a phone that is contender not only for smartphone of the year but best phone overall. The G3 is not perfect

Telkom’s share price has reached its strongest levels in more than five years, touching highs not seen since May 2009 when the telecommunications operator disposed of its 50% stake in Vodacom. On Friday, the counter reached a new five-year high of R46,42/share before falling back. On

Telkom is giving serious thought to relocating its head office from downtown Pretoria to facilities closer to Johannesburg – at its campus in Highveld in Centurion – in a move designed mainly to cut costs, according to its group CEO, Sipho Maseko. Nothing is confirmed at this stage, but it’s understood

Regard-van-der-Berg-180Wi-Fi hotspots are popping up everywhere, and access is no longer uncommon in public spaces. Even minibus taxis will soon become Wi-Fi hotspots, with nearly 90% of taxi body Santaco’s fleet earmarked for Wi-Fi deployment over the next three years

MTN will not get access to Telkom’s valuable chunk of 4G/LTE radio frequency spectrum in the 2,3GHz band. The negotiations between the two companies, in which it is proposed that MTN takes over the financial and operational management of Telkom’s radio access network, specifically excludes

Telkom’s share price has risen sharply in the past year on optimism that the new leadership team under CEO Sipho Maseko has what it takes to turn the lumbering telecommunications giant around. Since last June, the share price has gained more than 150%. And since its low point in May last year, it has

Fixed lines were again the weakest link in Telkom’s annual financial results. For the year ended 31 March 2014, fixed-line data revenue went into reverse for the first time, recording a decline of 1,1%, while fixed voice and interconnection revenue fell by 7,4%. The company still managed an increase

Santaco, the South African National Taxi Council, will this Thursday announce plans to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access to minibus taxi commuters and around taxi ranks The taxi council is due to launch the service at an event in Orlando West in Soweto on Thursday morning

In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell demonstrated how fines that are set too low create the wrong behaviour. Only if they are set right does the required modification occur. I suspect we have a case of this here in South Africa, with the recent universal service obligations imposed on our leading national telecommunications