South Africa

South African regulator opens up 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum

The lower 6GHz frequency band offers several benefits and a much-needed boost for Wi-Fi services.
Staff Writer
24 May

MTN Group targets 40 million SMEs across Africa

The group's suite of services, including MoMo (Mobile Money), Ayoba, and Chenosis, will be showcased a two day SME event MTN is hosting this week.

ADC pens interconnect deal with London Internet Exchange

The partnership’s goal is to add value to local network communities, LINX membership and data centre facilities across Africa.

SAFPS partners with TGPDC to tackle fraud

The partners will collaborate using multiple technology solutions in tackling money laundering, fraud and impersonation crimes.

Dentsu Africa unveils adtech solution NightVision in SA

NightVision was developed with insights into human behaviour, API integrations, and geo-fencing capabilities.
17 May

South African telcos demand tax relief as power cuts bite

Mobile operators have suggested several steps the government can take to mitigate the effects of power cuts on the sector and economy.

Liquid Dataport connects Mombasa to Johannesburg

The new route offers hyper scalers, enterprises, and wholesale carriers direct connectivity to data centres and cloud resources in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

MTN’s Bayobab pens a $320m fibre optic cable deal with Africa50

The Project East2West partnership will help bridge Africa’s connectivity gap by improving broadband access for landlocked African countries.

SA insurtech Root broadens reach into UK

Root’s focus for 2023 is expanding into the UK market and growing its team to support the expansion.

The human element remains critical in data management service and support

Having the right support and services around data management remains critical for business continuity and competitive advantage says Mohammed Sayed, Service Delivery Manager at DMP South Africa.

Vodafone Egypt bumps up Vodacom Group contribution

Vodafone Egypt ended the financial year with 45.5 million customers, while average revenue per user grew by 19.3%.
11 May

MTN Group clocks $65.7bn in aggressive fintech push

MTN recorded a 38.8% increase in transaction volumes to 4.1 billion transactions, with transaction value up by 64.6% to $65.7 billion in Q1.
10 May

MTN’s Ayoba App surpasses 25 million monthly active users’ mark

Among key territories for the Ayoba App are Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda and The Republic of Congo.