Broadband price war

According to TechCentral South African mobile phone operator MTN has dramatically cut the price of its "uncapped’ broadband, marking the next battle in an ongoing broadband price war between mobile operators.

iPlayer can’t be shared – BBC Trust

The BBC was prepared to offer Channel 4, ITV and Channel Five the free and open use of its iPlayer online video technology but this has now been vetoed by the BBC Trust because it will not deliver value to licence-fee payers.

Vodacom gambles with Tinderbox

Experiential agency Tinderbox responded to a Vodacom Business brief to put on a sizzling Casino Royale-themed event earlier this month.

New GM for EMEA at BBC Worldwide

Ian McDonough has been appointed to the role of senior VP and general manager for EMEA at BBC Worldwide Channels, replacing Dean Possenniskie with immediate effect.

Six companies merge to form “BIG’

Orban, SCMS, DaySequerra, Jampro, StreamGuys and BW Broadcast are forming a partnership called Broadcast Industry Group...

Vodacom CEO clarifies position on BlackBerry

On 12 September, Vodacom announced a series of steps to improve the customer experience by increasing network capacity and reducing congestion.

Cameron does it again

James Cameron’s mega 3D epic Avator has become the fastest film to reach box office earnings of R27m in South Africa in 25 days.

AU ICT Conference

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Communications Dina Pule is heading a delegation to the Second Bureau and Third Steering Committee meetings of the African Union (AU) Communications Information Technology Ministerial Conference, held in Addis Abba, Ethiopia on 20 and 21 July.

Karate Kallie in Top 8

The new South African comedy, Karate Kallie - Die Hele Movie made the number eight spot in Ster-Kinekor’s Top 8 for the week 18 to 24 September, having generated box office of R173,778 in its first week of local release.

When web meets phone

Move over iPhone, here comes Nexus One, Google’s newly launched handset, described as a convergence point for mobile technology applications and the Internet.
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