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Mokonyane promises digital TV action plan

Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane, appointed to the portfolio by President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, has promised to announce plans soon to kick-start South Africa’s stalled and long-delayed digital

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How Microsoft turned consumers against Skype

It’s relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular online calling service that Microsoft acquired in 2011 for US$8.5bn. Former devotees routinely gripe on social media that the software has become

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Free-to-air television in SA at risk, e.tv says

In a submission to communications regulator Icasa on the pay-television market in South Africa, e.tv has warned that free-to-air broadcasting is at serious risk unless regulations are introduced to protect and grow the

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MTN set to raise R13.8bn in Nigeria debt

MTN Group plans to borrow as much as 400bn naira (US$1.1bn; R13.8bn) in Nigeria this year as Africa’s largest wireless carrier by sales seeks to fund local investment and replace existing debt in the continent’s

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DStv overplaying Netflix threat: Cell C

Cell C has argued that Netflix and other so-called “over-the-top” services, including its own Black platform, do not pose a significant threat to MultiChoice in the near term. MultiChoice has argued that Netflix and

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