New appointment at Samsung

Craige Fleischer has been appointed head of Mobile Communications for Samsung Electronics South Africa. This appointment, which is effective as of 1 April 2012, will see Fleischer drive stronger market alignment and penetration for Samsung’s Mobile Communications business division into both the retail and business sector, through his developed business portfolio and experience.

SA’s online streaming entertainment hub launches

SA’s streaming entertainment service VIDI, which allows viewers to watch their favourite TV series and movies...

ICASA finds three mobile operators wanting

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has conducted a quality of service survey and has found that the three mobile operators have failed to meet the minimum requirements for Call Set Up Success Rate (CSSR) and Dropped Call Rate (DCR).

Specific apps for African market

Samsung South Africa is responding to market trends and demands by implementing a new team structure to address the growing need for Android/BADA users and to cater for a range of innovative applications/content that suits their lifestyle needs and provides stronger mobile content for both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets respectively.

MTN statement on Irancell

African mobile phone operator MTN has issued the following statement regarding what it terms "unfounded and sensationalist attacks by opponents’ in relation to MTN’s non-controlling 49% stake in Irancell.

ShowMax launches in Kenya

TV viewing habits are changing with more than 100 million people worldwide subscribing to internet TV services...

Two men jailed for UK Facebook riot groups

News24 reports that two young men have been sentenced to four years in jail each for attempting to incite riots in England last week using social networking site Facebook.

Ericsson awarded for Pay TV Innovation at IBC 2015

Ericsson has been selected as the winner of the best IPTV technology and service at the CSI Awards...

Google+ has 25 million users

ComScore, a global leader in measuring the digital world, has released data which shows that new Google network, Google+, has attracted 25 million users since its launch in late June.

YouTube Chief For MIPCOM Broadband Summit

Chad Hurley, the co-founder and CEO of YouTube, will deliver the opening keynote speech for MIPCOM’s first Broadband Video Summit on 15 October.
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