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Cell C to invest R8bn in 4G network

Cell C’s Middle Eastern shareholders have clearly not tired of investing in the business. The operator has announced it plans to spend R8bn over the next three years building a 4G/LTE mobile broadband network in “targeted areas” across South Africa. The company

Duncan McLeod
Power shifts as Apple sparkles, Samsung falls

What a difference a year makes. In late 2013, Korea’s Samsung was still riding high on the success of its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 smartphones, while some analysts were questioning whether rival Apple had simply stopped innovating after the

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China’s ZTE looks to build SA bulk

China’s ZTE intends expanding its market share in smartphones in South Africa through an aggressive marketing campaign aimed at growing consumer awareness of its brand, its newly appointed chairman, Han Xun Jian, says. The company

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Kenyan broadcasters see red over DStv

DStv operator MultiChoice is facing fresh allegations of anticompetitive behaviour, this time in Kenya, after rivals Wananchi Group and StarTimes accused the broadcaster of anticompetitive abuses in locking up key football rights. Wananchi Group, which owns Zuku TV, has written to

Craig Wilson
BlackBerry’s selling, but who’s buying?

In the wake of another set of poor quarterly results tied to weak consumer demand for its new smartphones, BlackBerry on Monday announced that it was exploring “strategic options”, including the possibility of selling the business. But who would want to buy

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Telkom wins broadband tender battle

Telkom’s fixed-line broadband expansion plans can now continue unhindered after the telecommunications operator won a crucial battle at the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein. The supreme court on Monday dismissed an application brought by ZTE Mzanzi, a black-owned telecommunications company

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Mobile World Congress in review

Each year around this time, Barcelona plays host to the Mobile World Congress, the biggest annual event for the world’s mobile communications industry. In addition to usual product announcement from many of the big-name manufacturers, the buzz this year was around mobile

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Google: Kenya may be Africa’s tech leader

Kenyan capital Nairobi has emerged as a “serious tech hub” and may become Africa’s technology leader, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said this week. Schmidt visited Kenya’s iHub innovation hub last week during a whirlwind visit to Africa that also included stops in South Sudan, Chad, Nigeria and Rwanda

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Sony has its groove back

Since it bought out Ericsson’s stake in its mobile phone joint venture, Sony has been confined largely to playing catch-up in the smartphone market. Its devices have been good, but they’ve lacked the sort of cutting-edge innovation and aggressive marketing that have made Samsung Electronics the

Duncan McLeod
Against the tide

With hype building once again ahead of the launch of the next iPhone, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the world doesn’t revolve around the fruity company in California. The new iPhone — or whatever it’s eventually called — is guaranteed saturation coverage in the next few weeks leading up to a rumoured 12 September