Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Telcos must adapt to withstand stiff competition

MOBILE network subscribers

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AS competition continues to increase in Africa’s telecommunications and information technology markets, the need to attract and retain customers through differentiation has become imperative, an expert has said. According to George Kalebaila, research director for telecommunications, media, and IoT at International Data Corporation (IDC), this means telcos must […]

Kenya SMEs receive hi-speed fibre connection


From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 2 000 small and medium enterprises and over 1 400 buildings in Kenya have been connected with the high speed internet fibre under the “Fibre for Business” initiative by Safaricom. On Friday, the service was rolled to Thika, northeast of the capital Nairobi. […]

Silicon Valley expert Pienaar joins Blue Label

Maria Pienaar

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BLUE Label Ventures, the boutique business accelerator from Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Blue Pencil Ventures, has announced that Maria Pienaar has joined as a founding director. A former Chief Information Officer at Cell C, Pienaar brings to the accelerator two decades of experience working in […]

Mobile operators exonerated from data ‘disappearance


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) has seemingly absolved mobile network operators from blame over the so-called leakage of data. Casper de Villiers, WASPA Chairperson, blamed this on the surge in data usage in the country as cellular users spend a declining percentage of their cellphone budgets […]

MTN loses top Africa ranking after Nigeria troubles


From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SAMSUNG, the electronics firm, has defied the controversy around its flagship model last year to emerge as the continent’s most-admired brand. It has knocked mobile operator, MTN, to that accolade as the South African-headquartered firm still reels from its own mishaps in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest […]

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