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2:30

Call for beneficiary households to register for subsidised STBs

The South African Post Office urges qualifying households to apply for their government-subsidised set-top boxes as soon as possible.

2:20

Eswatini monarch wages war on social media

Mobile network operators in the country have been instructed to switch off access to social media sites, as regional pressure ratchets up on King Mswati III.

4:10
Thursday

MTN invests R12m in online school, calls for more spectrum

Africa’s biggest telco collaborates with the Department of Basic Education to establish an online school to address the 21st century learning needs of scholars.

2:20
Wednesday

Google gives Pixel phones another try with Pixel 6 range

The tech giant debuts its flagship Pixel 6 phone range, which is positioned as its contender to Apple and Samsung’s high-end phones.

2:00
Tuesday

Vodacom sees spike in STEM initiative

The mobile operator says its ‘Code Like A Girl’ programme was oversubscribed by 40%, with more than 1 000 young girls registering to participate.

1:50

Liquid launches Asia-US global internet transit route via Africa

The company establishes a global internet transit route between Asia and the US through Africa, avoiding high-risk bottlenecks in the Middle East and Europe.

1:40
Tuesday

ZTE wins 5G Fixed-Wireless Solution of the Year Award at BBWF 2021

The company won the award for its passive optical networking-based 5G xHaul solution at the Broadband World Forum, in Amsterdam.

1:50
Monday

Dimension Data appoints Manelisa Mavuso as MD of MWeb

Having recently made the decision not to sell MWeb, Dimension Data is now focusing on strengthening and growing the business.

1:30
Monday

HUAWEI nova series has star DNA

The HUAWEI nova 9 is set to deliver a Halo design 50MP Ultra Vision camera with new AI-powered features.

3:30
Monday

Seacom bumps up IP network to 100Gbps

The upgrade comes as more submarine cables are expected to land on the African continent to boost connectivity.

1:30

ZTE wins long-term contribution award

The award was jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the International Telecommunication Union.

5:30

Telcos gang up against ICASA in temporary spectrum fight

Vodacom and MTN have joined Telkom’s court application to halt the regulator’s move to take back temporary spectrum.