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BCX sets up Covid-19 response call centre for govt institutions, enables patient tracing

Published 09 Apr 2020 11:16 CET | South Africa

BCX has established an on-demand contact centre for the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the Department of Health (DoH) to assist with the influx of ...

Ex-Vodacom executive joins telecoms engineering provider Mobax

Published 09 Apr 2020 10:59 CET | South Africa

Former Vodacom executive and South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana has joined Mobax, an investment and holdings company that offers engineering, project and technical ...

Showmax says viewing trends affected by Covid-19

Published 09 Apr 2020 10:45 CET | South Africa

African online streaming service Showmax says the Covid-19 outbreak has significantly affected viewing behaviour, with "play events" now more than double pre-crisis peaks.  ...

Cell C extends double data on All-In-One bundles

Published 09 Apr 2020 10:34 CET | South Africa

South African operator Cell C has extended the double data offered with its All-In-One bundles to help customers stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown. These are ...

ODMedia Group signs Netflix over-flow deal for South African region

Published 09 Apr 2020 10:14 CET | South Africa

ODMedia Group has tied up with MediaCloud Networks, reports Broadband TV News. ODMedia will set up an official content aggregation and processing hub in the South African ...

Vodacom South Africa slams rumours over 5G link to coronavirus

Published 08 Apr 2020 12:22 CET | South Africa

Vodacom South Africa says there is no credible scientific evidence linking 5G or mobile technologies to the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, Vodacom said the ...

Mustek adds Molex structured cabling products to portfolio

Published 08 Apr 2020 11:30 CET | South Africa

South African distributor Mustek has expanded its portfolio by adding the Molex brand of copper and fibre structured cabling products. Molex Structured Cabling enables ...

MTN South Africa launches MoMo social bundles, waives cash-in fees

Published 08 Apr 2020 10:52 CET | South Africa

MTN South Africa has introduced MTN MoMo social media bundles and said that it is waiving MoMo cash-in fees during the Covid-19 lock-down. It is offering five bundles ...

Africa Data Centres buys Standard Bank facility in Samrand

Published 08 Apr 2020 10:26 CET | South Africa

Africa Data Centres says it is in the process of acquiring Standard Bank's data centre in Samrand, north of Johannesburg, pending approval from the competition authorities. ...

Host Africa acquires Divine Online Solutions

Published 08 Apr 2020 10:24 CET | South Africa

South African company Host Africa has acquired Cape-based Divine Online Solutions' web hosting business, ITWeb reported. JP van der Westhuizen, director of Divine Online ...

EOH executives to take pay cuts of 25%

Published 08 Apr 2020 09:30 CET | South Africa

Top executives at South African IT services firm EOH are set to take salary cuts of up to 25 percent, as the company tries to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 lockdown. EOH CEO ...

EOH revenue revenue falls 21.8% in H1

Published 08 Apr 2020 09:26 CET | South Africa

South African IT services firm EOH said revenue decreased 21.8 percent to ZAR 6.35 billion in the first six months ended 31 January compared with a year earlier, mainly as a ...

ICASA orders zero-rated access to websites providing coronavirus public information

Published 07 Apr 2020 14:07 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has issued regulations requiring all ISPs to zero-rate certain sites with information about Covid-19, reports ...

MTN to deliver face masks and hand sanitiser for Covid-19 relief effort

Published 07 Apr 2020 11:48 CET | South Africa

MTN South Africa said its Foundation has secured as many as 30,800 face masks and 18,000 bottles of hand sanitiser worth ZAR 1.9 million. These essential supplies have been ...

Telkom downgraded by Moody's in line with South Africa sovereign rating, outlook negative

Published 07 Apr 2020 11:32 CET | South Africa

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded operator Telkom South Africa in line with the country's recent sovereign rating downgrade. Telkom said that Moody's had downgraded ...

ICASA invites bids for emergency spectrum to meet higher broadband demand during lockdown

Published 07 Apr 2020 11:04 CET | South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced the release of emergency spectrum to meet the spike in broadband demand caused by the ...

Broadband Infraco, ItakaneICT enable cashless payment services in rural places

Published 07 Apr 2020 10:31 CET | South Africa

South African state-owned backhaul connectivity provider Broadband Infraco (BBI) has joined forces with ItakanelCT to bring cashless payments to rural and disadvantaged ...

Cell C appoints Mkhize as new CCO

Published 07 Apr 2020 09:53 CET | South Africa

South African operator Cell C has appointed Simo Mkhize as its new chief commercial officer (CCO) effective from 1 April. He joins the company from a position at MTN South ...

SABC TV names Naicker as new group executive

Published 07 Apr 2020 09:23 CET | South Africa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said that it has appointed Merlin Naicker as new group executive of SABC TV with effect from 01 April. Naicker has had a ...

South African govt orders all mobile phone stores to close

Published 06 Apr 2020 10:42 CET | South Africa

The government says that network operators must close their physical stores during the coronavirus lockdown, MyBroadband reported. The information comes from a letter that ...

EOH considers 20% salary cuts and other measures amid coronavirus crisis

Published 06 Apr 2020 09:48 CET | South Africa

South African technology group EOH is considering drastic measures to ensure its future sustainability amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, MyBroadband reports. The ...

FNB Connect lowers data prices by up to 55% during lockdown

Published 06 Apr 2020 09:06 CET | South Africa

South African MVNO FNB Connect has reduced data prices by up to 55 percent in April. In addition, FNB Connect will double customers' data on their Lifestyle plans without any ...

Cybersmart offers even non-customers free data during lockdown, cuts uncapped 500 Mbps service price

Published 03 Apr 2020 11:14 CET | South Africa

South African ISP Cybersmart is offering anyone with an ADSL, VDSL or Openserve fibre line free data, not just Cybersmart subscribers, to help them during the lockdown, ...

Altron to demerge and separately list Bytes UK

Published 03 Apr 2020 10:57 CET | South Africa, United Kingdom

Technology company Altron is to demerge and separately list its UK business Bytes UK to provide value for shareholders. Bytes UK will be listed in the UK with a secondary ...

Telkom ties up with Samsung and govt to trace spread of Covid-19 via mobile tracking

Published 03 Apr 2020 10:09 CET | South Africa

Telkom South Africa has announced a partnership with Samsung and the government to develop a novel track and trace system to identify people who may have contracted Covid-19. ...

 

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