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Liquid Telecom announces launch of first 5G wholesale roaming network locally

By Ryan Noik 21 January 2020

5G is moving out of the nebulous realm of 'arriving soon' and becoming more tangible now, with Liquid Telecom announcing the first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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MTN announces new roaming bundles

By Ryan Noik 20 December 2019

If you are fortunate enough to be travelling internationally in the upcoming weeks or months, and on MTN, then you may be interested to learn that the company has announced new bundles aimed squarely at international travelers. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom addresses load shedding impact on its network

By Ryan Noik 10 December 2019

Vodacom has addressed the impact of Stage 4 and Stage 6 load shedding on its network, and why users may experience intermittent issues during extended periods of load shedding. FULL STORY >

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Vodacom unpacks its state of operations

By Ryan Noik 16 August 2019

Vodacom offered a frank and revealed of the state of its mobile network in South Africa, explaining where R9 billion worth is going and what the main threats are to its customers ongoing connectivity. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - The importance of multi-operator connectivity in the current South African context

By Industry Contributor 14 May 2019

South Africa's challenges present a unique chance for the country to evolve in its approach to new and innovative technologies and their applications, according to Tony Smallwood, XLink Communications... FULL STORY >

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Opinion - 5G is an enabler of future tech, but challenges remain

By Industry Contributor 13 May 2019

Jacques Visser, Head of Wireless at Vox lays out both the opportunities, and the obstacles, associated with 5G. FULL STORY >

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MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom’s 4G Roaming service

By Press Release 1 March 2019

New deal promises greater access to fast and reliable mobile internet for millions of South Africans across Liquid Telecom’s network for the first time. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Five trends set to impact African telcos in 2019 and beyond

By Industry Contributor 18 December 2018

The mobile continent’s appetite for communication technology and its unique challenges create both challenges and opportunities for African telcos.Sherry Zameer, SVP Internet of Things for CISMEA at Gemalto, explains. FULL STORY >

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CDC Group invests whopping $180 million into Liquid Telecom, Africa

By Ryan Noik 12 December 2018

CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution, has reached an agreement with pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom to invest $180m (about R2.5 billion) with the company, continuing the spate of investments this... FULL STORY >

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Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

By Press Release 29 October 2018

Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, today announced it has added 19 new countries to its already extensive 28 markets footprint, increasing its overall coverage to 47 countries across Africa. FULL STORY >

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AfricaCom 20/20 Agenda set to explore the future of tech and telecoms in Africa

By Press Release 1 October 2018

Further details of some of the sessions that delegates to AfricaCom can anticipate have been revealed. FULL STORY >

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Interview with Eva Andren, Ericsson: Growth, disruption and the future

By Ryan Noik 28 September 2018

In the wake of the recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecoms World 2018 held in Durban, TechSmart’s Ryan Noik (RN) sat down with Eva Andrén (EA), the Vice President Managed Services Middle East & Africa... FULL STORY >

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Ericsson, Telstra and Intel achieve first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call

By Press Release 19 July 2018

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold... FULL STORY >

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Mia Telecoms launches Enterprise Cloud Telephony Solution incorporating Centile, Epygi and Cisco Technology

By Press Release 16 April 2018

On the 10th of May 2018, MIA Telecoms will be launching iServ UC, The Business Cloud, an innovative enterprise cloud telephony solution FULL STORY >

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Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry, but the technology first needs to mature

By Opinion 25 January 2018

Mark Tinka, head of Engineering at SEACOM gives insight on software-defined networking and network function virtualisation technologies of the future. FULL STORY >

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