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Vodacom blames expensive data on government

Mon 07 Jan, 2019

South African data prices could be much cheaper if network providers weren’t hampered by the state’s delay in allocating 4G radio spectrum, South Africa’s largest cellular network provider Vodacom said on Thursday.... Read more

The astonishing story behind the Please Call Me fight between Vodacom and MTN

Thu 03 Jan, 2019

The battle centres around fair compensation for Makate’s idea which led to the “Please Call Me” service – but many people now know that the service was not his invention.... Read more

Telkom client billed for 2 years after cancelling account

Mon 07 Jan, 2019

Customers who have received service cancellation confirmations from Telkom continue to receive invoices, according to numerous reports we have received – and their bank accounts continue to be debited on a monthly basis.... Read more

Vodacom faces shutdown threat over ‘Please Call Me’ settlement

Sat 26 Jan, 2019

In five days time Vodacom will have to agree to pay the inventor of the Please Call Me service a settlement or possibly suffer a global backlash. Protesters plan to march on Vodacom offices on January 31, demanding that Nkosana Makate is paid proper compensation. The threat comes weeks after Makate called an offer by Vodacom an insult.... Read more

City of CT 'not allowed to say no' to fibre companies going on digging sprees

Thu 29 Nov, 2018

The City of Cape Town says it's compelled by law to allow fibre infrastructure providers to lay their networks across neighbourhoods in the city. This comes after some complaints from residents about the disruptions caused every time a provider digs up trenches to lay down infrastructure.... Read more

WATCH: Vodacom store in Polokwane mall trashed

Sun 02 Dec, 2018

The Vodacom store at Mall of the North was vandalised during a protest led by a group claiming to be Economic Freedom Fighters (Eff) members earlier this afternoon. Patrons at the mall caught some of the chaos on videos and photos.... Read more

CellC users get 1GB after load shedding interrupts service

Sat 01 Dec, 2018

South Africa's third largest network, Cell C, has apologised to its users who were on Saturday left without network for approximately 2 hours. The network provider said in a tweet that the network outage was due to a data centre that "experienced a power surge due to load shedding, which tripped the air-conditioning".... Read more

Download speeds on cellphones are now much faster than wifi in South Africa

Tue 27 Nov, 2018

South Africa is in a growing minority of countries where mobile data connections are on average faster than wifi hotspot connections, according to OpenSignal's newly released report that compared those connections in 80 countries. "The perception that mobile networks are inferior to wifi has persisted, wrongly,” says author of the report Ian Fogg.... Read more

MTN vs Vodacom disappearing airtime tests

Tue 27 Nov, 2018

The phenomenon of “disappearing airtime” reared its ugly head again recently, with many customers reporting that their airtime was vanishing despite their devices not being used. After an investigation into a large number of cases reported on MTN’s network, MyBroadband discovered that this was the result of fraudulent subscriptions to WASP services.... Read more

SA exceeds 1.2m Internet domain name registrations

Tue 20 Nov, 2018

outh Africa has the leading domain name market in Africa, surpassing 1.2 million registrations of names ending in .za, across all the second level domains (SLDs). This is according to ZA Central Registry (ZACR), the register and administrator of SA's presence on the Web.... Read more

Google’s high-flying balloons to provide Internet in Africa

Fri 16 Nov, 2018

Internet to rural Africa has proven vexing for companies that have tried — and largely failed — with strategies ranging from drones to satellites. Now, a sister company of Google says it has the answer: balloons.... Read more


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