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Showmax tests pop-up live streams of kykNET and Mzansi Magic

Published 18 Jan 2021 15:34 CET | South Africa

The Mzansi Magic live stream is available exclusively in South Africa while kykNET is also available in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The live streams will be ...

ICASA defers new child helpline phone number as Covid-19 hits public awareness

Published 18 Jan 2021 15:05 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is postponing termination of the current Child Helpline Service Hotline number (0800 05 55 55) from 15 ...

SBA Communications prices USD 1.5 billion notes offering

Published 15 Jan 2021 09:35 CET | South Africa, World

Towers operator SBA Communications has priced an offering of USD 1.5 billion worth of senior notes due 2029. The notes will have an interest rate of 3.125 percent. Proceeds ...

MTN South Africa comes top in MyBroadband Speedtest app testing for Q4

Published 14 Jan 2021 14:39 CET | South Africa

MTN has been named as the best mobile network in South Africa for the fourth and consecutive quarter in 2020, after independent network performance tests conducted by ...

South African government public forum GovtChat acts to prevent removal from WhatsApp

Published 14 Jan 2021 14:04 CET | South Africa

The South African government's WhatsApp-based public engagement platform GovChat has brought an urgent application to the Competition Tribunal to prevent Facebook, WhatsApp ...

Cell C starts migrating customers off its network

Published 14 Jan 2021 10:04 CET | South Africa

South African operator Cell C has started the process of migrating customers to MTN's mobile phone tower infrastructure as it prepares to switch off its own radio access ...

MTN South Africa offers 1 GB incentive for downloading Covid Alert SA contact-tracing app

Published 13 Jan 2021 11:07 CET | South Africa

MTN South Africa will reward customers with 1 GB of free data valid for one hour when they download the Covid Alert SA mobile application, and has zero-rated use of the app. ...

Telkom withdraws part of lawsuit against spectrum auction

Published 12 Jan 2021 09:32 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that Telkom has withdrawn part of its court application against the spectrum auction. Part A of ...

Apple Pay plans launch in South Africa soon - report

Published 11 Jan 2021 11:13 CET | South Africa

Apple Pay may soon be launching soon in South Africa, with a number of local banks indicating incoming support for the payment platform through information on their websites ...

South Africa minister decries tower attacks over 5G conspiracy theories

Published 08 Jan 2021 10:55 CET | South Africa

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has condemned the burning and destruction of mobile tower infrastructure and urged the ...

Supersonic extends Black Friday home broadband deals to end Jan

Published 07 Jan 2021 10:56 CET | South Africa

South Africa's Supersonic has extended its Home Broadband Black Friday deals, which provider big price cuts on fixed-LTE products, to 31 January, MyBroadband reported. ...

MTN South Africa threatens legal action over spectrum auction - report

Published 07 Jan 2021 10:53 CET | South Africa

The letter explained that with the "opt-in lots" in ICASA's Invitation to Apply document, the regulator excludes certain network operators from bidding based on their market ...

Icasa goes ahead with virtual public hearings on pay-TV inquiry

Published 07 Jan 2021 10:46 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa will hold public hearings from 12 to 15 January on the draft findings of its inquiry into the pay-TV market. The ...

South Africa gets 6 applicants for 5G spectrum auction

Published 31 Dec 2020 08:59 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa announced that six companies have applied to participate in the upcoming multi-band spectrum auction. They are all ...

South African government owes SABC ZAR 60 mln in TV licence and advertising fees

Published 22 Dec 2020 09:59 CET | South Africa

The South African government owes almost ZAR 60 million in TV licence and advertising fees to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), MyBroadband reported. ...

Virgin Money rebrands as Spot Money in South Africa

Published 22 Dec 2020 08:16 CET | South Africa

Virgin Money South Africa said it has changed its name to Spot Money South Africa, adopting the name of its Virgin Money Spot app, Techdaily reported. The move follows the ...

MTN South Africa launches MoMo Int'l airtime for cross-border transactions

Published 22 Dec 2020 08:13 CET | South Africa

MTN South Africa has announced the launch of MoMo International Airtime, which allows users to purchase airtime for recipients in other countries. This applies to foreign ...

Altron successfully completes demerger, separate listing of Bytes

Published 21 Dec 2020 14:51 CET | South Africa

South African technology company Altron has completed the demerger of its Bytes Technology Group subsidiary, following the listing of Bytes on the London stock Exchange (LSE) ...

MTN South Africa launches new data bundles for users under 25

Published 18 Dec 2020 09:14 CET | South Africa

MTN South Africa has launched new MTN Pulse bundle offers, exclusively for youth under the age of 25, MyBroadband reported. The bundles will replace the current MTN Pulse ...

South Africa solar-powered computer lab opens up new internet opportunities for students

Published 17 Dec 2020 11:40 CET | South Africa

A solar-powered computer lab in South Africa's Overberg town of Barrydale has opened up new opportunities for learners and students who have little or no access to the ...

South Africa govt plans to consolidate ICT agencies

Published 16 Dec 2020 17:18 CET | South Africa

The South African government has approved a new strategy for consolidating the state-owned communications companies and regulatory bodies. The communication ministry's ...

MultiChoice's DStv launches Amazon Prime Video on Explora Ultra decoder

Published 16 Dec 2020 14:13 CET | South Africa

MultiChoice's DStv has added Amazon Prime Video to its recently-launched Explora Ultra decoder. DStv customers with a Prime Video membership will now be able to access the ...

Supersonic extends Black Friday deals

Published 16 Dec 2020 11:39 CET | South Africa

Supersonic said it has extended its Home Uncapped Broadband Black Friday deals until 18 December, MyBroadband reported. The offers, originally set to run until 4 December, ...

MultiChoice offers free Premium content for all packages for week

Published 16 Dec 2020 11:35 CET | South Africa

​The content is only viewable within the DStv streaming app and not the satellite decoder. The DStv streaming app allows people to access all of the content available on ...

Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal starts deploying 5G network

Published 15 Dec 2020 10:45 CET | South Africa

Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal Region announced that it is rolling out a 5G network in major municipal districts in KwaZulu-Natal province. The 5G network is currently available on ...

 

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