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Whatsapp vs mobile operators

WhatsApp regulation in SA – what Vodacom and MTN really want

Reacting with knee-jerk reductivism to Vodacom and MTN’s call for OTTs to be regulated in South Africa will make you miss the bigger picture.

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Mobile Operators: it’s over between us

Technology analyst and columnist Arthur Goldstuck has published an open letter to South Africa’s mobile operators.

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This South African ISP CEO stuck it to the man

When the ASA ruled against his 400Mbps fibre-to-the-home marketing, Cybersmart CEO Laurie Fialkov did what no one expected.


Vodacom and MTN declare war on consumers with WhatsApp regulation: Cell C

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos has shared his views on the possible regulation of WhatsApp in South Africa.

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Fired for sharing a post on Facebook

You can lose your job by simply sharing a Facebook post or retweeting a Twitter comment, as shown in the recent Dianne Kohler Barnard debacle.

Whatsapp vs mobile operators

WhatsApp doesn’t owe you a damn thing, Vodacom and MTN

It is curious that operators are singling out services like WhatsApp to contribute to their networks, while other apps get a free pass.

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Awesome modern technology Back to the Future did not predict

While flying cars and hoverboards would have been great, there is some wonderful technology Back to the Future failed to predict.

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Telkom’s biggest problem: you cannot buy its products

Telkom has great products at competitive prices, but its poor helpdesk and problems with its sales channels undo all the great work done by its network, product development, and marketing teams.

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Is a CEO really worth R28 million per year?

MTN CEO Sifiso Dabengwa earned R28 million last year, while Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub earned R21 million. We look at why their salaries are so high.


Eskom vs Telkom: how the ANC government wrecked two essential utilities

The South African government managed to wreck the country’s electricity and telecommunications utilities in almost exactly the same way.

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