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Tech – and the Cloud – will drive the post-pandemic revival

August 6, 2020 7:59 pm0 comments

by GEORGE THABIT AYAD THOMAS JOHANNESBURG – THE COVID-19 pandemic has had such a fundamentally destabilising impact on the planet that it transcends public health concerns. It has triggered social and economic disasters in several countries, paralyzing entire industries, separating families and bringing companies to their knees. Coming back from this will […]

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MTN spends R24 bln on network amid COVID-19

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MTN tower

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – THE MTN Group is to spend at least R24 billion (US$1,367 billion) to bolster its network in light of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on operations. This is an increase from R22 billion the company had projected in its trading update issue in the first […]

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5G takes root but operators await spectrum clarity

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Huawei Vice President: Wireless and Cloud Core Marketing and Solutions, Dr Mohammed Madkour

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – AS the industry awaits the regulator’s invitation for an invitation to apply (ITA) for spectrum licenses, South Africa’s mobile network operators reiterated clarity was critical for the economy to take a leap into fifth generation cellular networks (5G). Industry executives believe the availability of spectrum would subsequently kick-start the country’s economic […]

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