Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Experts decry call blocking in South Africa

Anthony Engelbrecht, Technical Director of Huge Networks

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MANY local telecoms customers cannot always complete phone calls allegedly because of call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators. This is according to an executive in the telecommunications industry. Anthony Engelbrecht, Technical Director at Huge Networks, an independent telco, some clients of South Africa’s Voice over Internet […]

SA receives Chinese boost to contain pandemic

Covid-19 Donation_Chinese Ambassador, Lin Songtian_ Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize_ Huawei SA CEO, Spawn Fan

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A CHINESE technology company and the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association have donated R3 million (US$170 596) to support efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Southern African country. Huawei Technologies handed over a R1 million donation to South Africa’s Department of Health. […]

MTN waives mobile money fees after Rwanda outbreak

MTN Mobile Money App

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has waived the costs of Mobile Money (MoMo) transactions to allow customers to use cashless modes of payment as part of measures to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These will be free for the next 90 days as the mobile network […]

Chinese smartphone maker buoyant on SA expansion

Tecno Camon 12

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUOYED by sales of 124 million mobile phones globally and a positive response in African markets, TECNO Mobile is confident of making an impression in the continent’s most developed economy. China-based Transsion, the smartphone maker’s parent company, ranked fifth in global mobile phone shipments, has officially added South […]

SA turns the tide against battery theft syndicates

Tower batteries

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE busting of some syndicates allegedly behind the rampant theft of batteries belonging to mobile network operators and the vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure indicates the government agencies and stakeholders are on track to rid South Africa of these menaces costing the economy millions of Rands. Breakthroughs have been […]

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