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IBM, MTN deploy IOT for rhino conservation | defenceWeb - defenceWeb

defenceWeb

IBM, MTN deploy IOT for rhino conservation | defenceWeb
defenceWeb
The Internet of things (IOT) is being used to study animal behaviour, which will hopefully lead to better conservation efforts in and around South Africa. IBM, in ...
IBM, MTN Deploy IoT Technology to Save Africa's Rhinos ...THISDAY Newspapers

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:23:36 GMT


Rhino poaching: IBM's Internet of Things, MTN cellular network ... - Quartz

Quartz

Rhino poaching: IBM's Internet of Things, MTN cellular network ...
Quartz
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that IBM's Watson would be used to analyse the data. IBM's Internet of Things systems will assist the ...
MTN, IBM to Combat Rhino Poaching With Collars for Prey Animals ...Bloomberg
MTN and IBM harness smart collars to save rhinosFin24
IBM, MTN IoT system helps protect endangered African rhinosTelecompaper (subscription)
Caj News Africa
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:44:35 GMT
IBM, MTN deploy IOT for rhino conservation - defenceWeb

defenceWeb

IBM, MTN deploy IOT for rhino conservation
defenceWeb
The Internet of things (IOT) is being used to study animal behaviour, which will hopefully lead to better conservation efforts in and around South Africa. IBM, in collaboration with MTN and the Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands, have been ...
Zebras enlisted in IBM's IoT-based battle to keep rhinos safe ...The Internet of Business (blog)

all 4 news articles »

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:14:27 GMT
Rustenburg gets MTN LTE coverage - IT-Online

Rustenburg gets MTN LTE coverage
IT-Online
I am thrilled at the rate at which we have expanded our LTE coverage and remain confident that our customers will reap the benefits of a seamless and world class network,” says Giovanni Chiarelli, chief information and technology officer at MTN South ...


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:24:26 GMT
South Africa: Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN Complete First Cat-M1 Test in Africa for IOT - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN Complete First Cat-M1 Test in Africa for IOT
AllAfrica.com
Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies and MTN South Africa have completed a successful demonstration of end-to-end Cat-M1 capabilities to support the operator's ambitions in Internet of Things (IoT). CAT-M1 is a technology that functions on a 1.4 MHz ...


Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:17:10 GMT
Data must fall protesters picket outside Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C offices - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

Data must fall protesters picket outside Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C offices
BusinessTech
Right2Know has led pickets outside the four major telecommunications companies in Gauteng on Tuesday, demanding affordable voice and data costs for South Africans. Tariffic, a research company, found that South Africa has the second highest data ...

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:56:54 GMT
Ericsson, Qualcomm, and MTN complete first Cat-M1 test for IoT in Africa - MyBroadband

ITWeb

Ericsson, Qualcomm, and MTN complete first Cat-M1 test for IoT in Africa
MyBroadband
Ericsson, Qualcomm, and MTN South Africa have completed a successful demonstration of Cat-M1 capabilities. The Cat-M1 trial used IoT devices with a Qualcomm MDM9206 LTE IoT modem and Ericsson's Massive IoT Radio Access Network product.
MTN completes lab trial of Cat-M1 in South AfricaTelecompaper (subscription)
MTN ropes in Ericsson, Qualcomm for IOT pushITWeb
Ericsson, Qualcomm and MTN carry out first IoT Cat-M1 test in AfricaThe Internet of Business (blog)
BizNis Africa
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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:10:17 GMT
Call for applications: MTN MegaStar South Africa - Music In Africa

Music In Africa

Call for applications: MTN MegaStar South Africa
Music In Africa
The competition takes place exclusively on MTN Play and will be judged by South African hip hop artists KO, Kwesta, Nomuzi and Tbo Touch, who partnered with MTN for the launch of the series. It will be hosted by radio presenter Katlego Mohoaduba.


Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:43:07 GMT
Data prices 'punish the poor for being poor' … who can fix it? - Citizen

Citizen

Data prices 'punish the poor for being poor' … who can fix it?
Citizen
“It is also important to note that network operators in South Africa are facing a network crunch due to the unavailability of high-demand spectrum that will enable MTN to roll out data networks more speedily and expansively and thereby reduce data ...


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:53:55 GMT
MTN LTE roll out reaches Rustenburg - htxt.africa

htxt.africa

MTN LTE roll out reaches Rustenburg
htxt.africa
MTN says the move is part of its effort to optimise coverage in South Africa's major cities. “Activation followed significant new site densification in Rustenburg in 2017 as well as deployment of UMTS900 to improve indoor 3G coverage,” MTN said. “A ...
MTN optimising network quality in South AfricaCaj News Africa
MTN LTE coverage now available in RustenburgIT News Africa
MTN SA completes LTE rollout in RustenburgITWeb Africa

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:28:52 GMT

Vodafone sells 5.2% stake in South Africa's Vodacom - Proactive Investors UK

Proactive Investors UK

Vodafone sells 5.2% stake in South Africa's Vodacom
Proactive Investors UK
Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) has raised ZAR14.85bn through the sale of a 5.2% stake in South African mobile network operator Vodacom Group Ltd. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., sold an aggregate of 90 ...
Vodacom leads drop as JSE tracks global markets lowerFin24 (press release)
Vodafone realigns shareholding following Safaricom saleThe Standard
Vodacom falls more than 7%Independent Online
iNVEZZ -IT News Africa
all 28 news articles »

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:34:43 GMT
Vodacom hits 650Mb/s in first South Africa LAA trial - Mobile World Live

Mobile World Live

Vodacom hits 650Mb/s in first South Africa LAA trial
Mobile World Live
Vodacom claimed a series of firsts for South Africa after achieving data rates of 650Mb/s during tests of LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) on its commercial network at its headquarters. Adding to the operator's bragging rights is the fact the test ...
Vodacom hits 650Mbps on LAA siteITWeb

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:34:27 GMT
#DataMustFall: R2K picketers call for cellphone companies to ring in the changes - News24

News24

#DataMustFall: R2K picketers call for cellphone companies to ring in the changes
News24
... Ntombi Tshabalala, was that data bundles should never expire, free SMSes for all users, that communication regulatory board Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) regulate the cost of airtime, and a free basic amount of ...
#DataMustFall: Users take to social media to vent angerIndependent Online

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:36:58 GMT
Vodacom South Africa in talks to buy Vast Networks stake - report - Telecompaper (subscription)

Vodacom South Africa in talks to buy Vast Networks stake - report
Telecompaper (subscription)
Vodacom South Africa is in talks to buy a stake in Vast Networks, Mybroadband reported, citing industry sources. It said this follows news that Vast Networks, which is owned by Dimension Data and Naspers, is up for sale. The company is an open access ...
Telkom biggest winners in Vodacom data debacleThe Media Online

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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:21:08 GMT
The best mobile network in South Africa: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

The best mobile network in South Africa: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom
BusinessTech
Wireless coverage mapping group, OpenSignal has released its State of Mobile report for South Africa, measuring which local mobile operator runs the best and fastest network in the country. The group uses thousands of readings from its OpenSignal app ...


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:34:24 GMT
Right2Know to lead protest for cheaper data prices - News24

News24

Right2Know to lead protest for cheaper data prices
News24
Johannesburg – Civil organisation Right2Know will on Tuesday protest at headquarters of South Africa's four largest telecommunications companies in Gauteng, demanding that the price of cellular data decrease. The protest follows a list of demands which ...
Right2Know to protest over high data, airtime pricesSouth African Broadcasting Corporation

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:12:54 GMT
Vodacom achieves 650Mbps on LAA site - MyBroadband

Vodacom achieves 650Mbps on LAA site
MyBroadband
A Motorola Z2 Force handset reached a peak download speed of 653Mbps. This is the fastest speed test ever achieved on a commercial LTE network and device in South Africa, it said. Vodacom's LAA site is the first instance in South Africa where 4 ...
Vodacom announces commercial LAA speed test on LTE networkTelecompaper (subscription)

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:01:43 GMT
Nokia 8 launched in South Africa - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Nokia 8 launched in South Africa
MyBroadband
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8 in South Africa at a recommended retail price of R9,499 through Vodacom. It will also be available on contract, with a Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 priced at R449 per month for 24 months. Vodacom will be the exclusive ...
PICS: High-spec, low-priced Nokia 8 launched in SAFin24 (press release)
All units of Nokia 6 sold out in a minute in the first saleiDigitalTrends
Nokia 6 Mobile Phone Price India, Nokia 6 Features, Specifications - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express

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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:57:11 GMT
South Africa: Vodacom Reimburses Users After Disappearing Data - AllAfrica.com

eNCA

South Africa: Vodacom Reimburses Users After Disappearing Data
AllAfrica.com
Vodacom has apologised to some of its customers who got a hell of a shock when they lost their data this week. By ORATENG LEPODISE. Infuriated Vodacom users vented on social media on Monday after thousands of users saw their data - and in some ...
Bundle bonus for affected Vodacom customerseNCA
Vodacom customers flip between anger, humour as airtime disappearIndependent Online
Vodacom to reimburse customers after billing system error ...Telecompaper (subscription)
Herald live
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:19:34 GMT
Vodacom in talks to buy VAST Networks – Sources - MyBroadband - MyBroadband

Vodacom in talks to buy VAST Networks – Sources - MyBroadband
MyBroadband
Industry sources have told MyBroadband that Vodacom is in talks to buy a stake in VAST Networks. The report comes after news that VAST Networks, which is ...

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Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:14:43 GMT

Telkom says Heita to mobile network - Independent Online

Telkom says Heita to mobile network
Independent Online
The new division's name is a play on South African street lingo. At the launch of 8.ta Nombulelo Moholi, managing director of Telkom South Africa, said the new mobile operator would step into the market as a "disruptor". Punting low prices, simplicity ...


Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:18:02 GMT
From Heita to Telkom - MyBroadband

From Heita to Telkom
MyBroadband
Telkom launched the country's fourth mobile operator on 14 October 2010. At the time the company promoted it as “8ta, powered by Telkom”, while it was commonly referred to as Telkom Mobile before the launch. The Telkom Mobile journey actually started a ...


Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:00:37 GMT
Take this quiz to test your South African mobile knowledge - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Take this quiz to test your South African mobile knowledge
MyBroadband
South Africa's mobile industry is one of the country's biggest business success stories, with Vodacom and MTN serving millions of subscribers across Africa. Most South Africans make calls, send messages, and surf the Internet thanks to the mobile ...


Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:03:06 GMT
Heita, it's 8ta - Mail & Guardian Online

Mail & Guardian Online

Heita, it's 8ta
Mail & Guardian Online
The new operator, which has been dubbed “8ta”, is the mobile arm of South Africa's fixed-line operator, Telkom. Speculation suggested that Telkom's new mobile arm would be named “Heita”, after the prominent marketing campaign in which the phrase, which ...
Heita! 8ta is SA's fourth mobile operatorTechCentral
Telkom launches 8taFin24
8.TA, SA's 4th Mobile Operator: Heita to the CompetitionTechHuman

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Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:11:52 GMT
Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices - MyBroadband

Telkom mobile prepaid data – old vs new prices
MyBroadband
The operator's new bundles will provide users with coverage on both Telkom and MTN's networks, and no longer list an option to buy “Telkom only” data. “Telkom is delivering greater value to its customers as it enhances its prepaid data offering by ...

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:55:53 GMT
Cell C vs 8ta: cheapest call battle - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Cell C vs 8ta: cheapest call battle
MyBroadband
Cell C has lodged a successful complaint at the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) against 8ta's claim of offering “South Africa's lowest call rate”. 8ta's advertisement shows a pink ball with the words “95c per minute”; below this ...

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:25:31 GMT
Uncapped mobile data for R149 per month – powered by Telkom - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Uncapped mobile data for R149 per month – powered by Telkom
MyBroadband
Vetex, a company focused on data and Internet connectivity, has struck a deal with Telkom to offer subscribers uncapped Internet browsing, social media, and instant messaging for R149 per month. The R149 per month Vetex V-120 SIM also offers ...


Thu, 21 May 2015 18:35:23 GMT
8ta to rebrand as Telkom Mobile - MyBroadband

8ta to rebrand as Telkom Mobile
MyBroadband
In an e-mail to staff Telkom Mobile MD Attila Vitai said that a decision has been taken that the 8ta brand will progressively be changed to Telkom Mobile. “As you know, the Telkom brand is well-established in South Africa. You are also aware that ...

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Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:11:00 GMT
Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs 8ta: data prices compared - MyBroadband

MyBroadband

Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs 8ta: data prices compared
MyBroadband
... replaced by this new deal. This raises the question of how MTN's new mobile data prices compare with similar products from Vodacom, Cell C and 8ta. The following table provides an overview of the latest mobile broadband contract prices in South Africa.


Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:25:05 GMT
Telkom fires up 8ta contracts - Mail & Guardian Online

Telkom fires up 8ta contracts
Mail & Guardian Online
Telkom's new mobile business, 8ta, is stepping up the fight with rivals Vodacom, MTN and Cell C with the launch this week of five contract packages, all offering aggressive tariffs. In a move clearly aimed at taking market share from its rivals, the ...

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Tue, 09 Nov 2010 11:56:43 GMT

Cell C launches new data products at “incredible prices” - MyBroadband

TechCentral

Cell C launches new data products at “incredible prices”
MyBroadband
From 1 October, Cell C is introducing a new range of SIM-only LTE-A data deals aimed at heavy users. “Customers signing up for any of Cell C's LTE-A data promotional deals before the end of December 2017 will enjoy massive discounts on their monthly ...
Cell C chops data pricesTechCentral
Cell C launches new LTE-A data bundlesTelecompaper (subscription)

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:11:09 GMT
Data prices 'punish the poor for being poor' … who can fix it? - Citizen

Citizen

Data prices 'punish the poor for being poor' … who can fix it?
Citizen
“This has happened in South Africa to the extent that Cell C and Telkom Mobile have competed quite aggressively, thus putting pressure on the two biggest operators to reduce their prices to some extent,” he said. This response, however, was largely ...


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:53:55 GMT
#DataMustFall: Cell C extends data bundles - Fin24

Fin24

#DataMustFall: Cell C extends data bundles
Fin24
Johannesburg - Mobile network Cell C has responded to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (Icasa's) regulation of data by dropping out-of-bundle rates and extending bundle expiry. Surie Ramasary, executive head products and ...

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:01:00 GMT
South Africa's iStore stops offering Cell C iPhone contracts - Telecompaper (subscription)

South Africa's iStore stops offering Cell C iPhone contracts
Telecompaper (subscription)
The iStore has stopped offering new Cell C contracts and upgrades, MyBroadband reported. iStore said it and Cell C came to a mutual decision to part ways from 01 September 2017. The split comes in the same month that Apple has launched its new iPhone ...

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:12:10 GMT
Data must fall protesters picket outside Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C offices - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

Data must fall protesters picket outside Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C offices
BusinessTech
Tariffic, a research company, found that South Africa has the second highest data contract prices among seven countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, Kenya and Australia, as Fin24 previously reported. Picketing took place outside Cell C's ...
#DataMustFall: People take to social media to vent angerIndependent Online
R2K to picket outside network providers to demand affordable dataTimes LIVE
Cellphone companies picketed over #DataMustFalleNCA
AllAfrica.com
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:56:54 GMT
Right2Know to lead protest for cheaper data prices - News24

News24

Right2Know to lead protest for cheaper data prices
News24
Johannesburg – Civil organisation Right2Know will on Tuesday protest at headquarters of South Africa's four largest telecommunications companies in Gauteng, demanding that the price of cellular data decrease. The protest follows a list of demands which ...
Right2Know to protest over high data, airtime pricesSouth African Broadcasting Corporation

all 3 news articles »

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:12:54 GMT
How Cell C was bought with its own airtime - Mail & Guardian

Mail & Guardian

How Cell C was bought with its own airtime
Mail & Guardian
Cell C, it seems, is the exception. This July South Africa's third cellphone provider bought R2.5-billion worth of its own airtime from the occasionally controversial JSE-listed company Blue Label Telecoms — which immediately used the money to fund a ...

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:27 GMT
The best mobile network in South Africa: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom - BusinessTech

BusinessTech

The best mobile network in South Africa: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom
BusinessTech
Wireless coverage mapping group, OpenSignal has released its State of Mobile report for South Africa, measuring which local mobile operator runs the best and fastest network in the country. The group uses thousands of readings from its OpenSignal app ...


Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:34:24 GMT
Cell C threatens BEE partner with lawsuit - News24

News24

Cell C threatens BEE partner with lawsuit
News24
However, in early August, Blue Label Telecoms announced that the Cell C recapitalisation had been completed. The transaction sees Blue Label bag a 45% stake in Cell C via its subsidiary Net1 UEPS, which hogged headlines over the South Africa Social ...


Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:07:36 GMT
Cell C slashes international roaming rates to 58 countries - IT News Africa

IT News Africa

Cell C slashes international roaming rates to 58 countries
IT News Africa
South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Tuesday 12 September 2017 that the company will be reducing international roaming rates to 58 countries covering 99 networks. The company said that the changes are aimed at making the ...
Cell C launches discounted roaming rates for 58 countriesDestinyMan

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:32:37 GMT

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