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SpaceX will launch its first 60 satellites to deliver internet from space

Tue 07 May, 2019

SpaceX wants to beam cheap broadband internet all over the planet. It's gearing up for the first crucial step toward making that a reality. Elon Musk's rocket company will try to deliver a batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, the first for a megaconstellation of satellites that SpaceX is calling Starlink. The launch could happen sometime next week.... Read more

Telkom launches fibre network in Soweto

Fri 17 May, 2019

Telkom marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations World Telecommunications & information Society Day at Orlando West Secondary School today to celebrate Soweto’s latest accolade as the first South African township to receive fibre to the home.... Read more

Vodacom, Telkom on track for roaming move from MTN

Wed 15 May, 2019

Vodacom and Telkom will complete the work they need to do for their roaming agreement by the June deadline, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub said this week. Speaking to TechCentral after publication of the group’s annual results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2019, Joosub said the project is on track to be finalised next month.... Read more

Vodacom, MTN head-to-head subscriber race intensifies

Tue 21 May, 2019

South Africa's two biggest mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, continue to rake in subscribers and have over 73 million local subscribers between them, and most of their African operations continue to grow.... Read more

Changed your cell number? Your insurer may refuse to pay out if your phone gets stolen

Tue 21 May, 2019

If you changed your cellphone number, your insurer may refuse to pay out when your phone is later damaged or stolen. This proviso is contained in most cellphone insurance policy documents, but many consumers don’t pick up on it – until it is too late, warns Ayanda Mazwi, senior assistant ombud at the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI). ... Read more

Why Telkom will not yet invest in 5G

Mon 06 May, 2019

Telkom, the country’s fourth-largest mobile operator, believes 5G data connections for cellphones will cost considerably more than 4G – and it has no immediate plans to add the much-vaunted technology to its network.... Read more

Mobile subscriber numbers in South Africa

Fri 10 May, 2019

MTN has published its quarterly trading update for the period ended 31 March 2019, outlining its subscriber number changes since the beginning of 2019. The mobile operator saw a service revenue increase of 5.6% year-over-year in South Africa, with data revenue increasing by 3.1%.... Read more

MTN launches 1MB auto-renewing data bundle

Fri 10 May, 2019

MTN has launched an auto-renewing data bundle similar to Vodacom’s Data Refill service. The mobile network operator has sent a message to subscribers to inform them that they will be automatically subscribed to the service next month... Read more

Vodacom keeps changing the reason it claims to be SA’s best network

Thu 09 May, 2019

Vodacom is still breaking advertising rules by claiming to be "SA's best network", the appeals committee of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) says – and it is not covering itself in glory by doing so.... Read more

Cell C in deep financial trouble – Drastic measures considered

Mon 25 Mar, 2019

Cell C is in deep financial trouble and the company and its shareholders are now considering drastic measures to save the mobile operator. This is according to well-placed industry sources who told MyBroadband that Cell C continues to suffer because of its high debt burden. Cell C told MyBroadband that it is currently in R8.9-billion debt, as per its latest financial results.... Read more

Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warn

Wed 20 Mar, 2019

South African cellular providers warn that continued load shedding will limit their ability to cut data prices. This as operators spend millions on emergency power supplies and security for cellular towers across the country. Rain South Africa, the country’s newest cellular provider, said they have already installed backup power supplies at all towers, and generators at key sites.... Read more


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