1. Jan

    Major outage at Afrihost due to problems at Gallo Manor DC

    Afrihost hit with massive outage at data centre A cooling system failure at MTN’s Gallo Manor data centre has caused an extended outage affecting Afrihost’s hosting services. Customers are complaining that their email services and websites hosted through Afrihost have been offline for upwards...
  2. Jan

    South Africa's cellular operators ready to move out of Covid-19 lockdown spectrum

    Mobile operators on track to migrate out of emergency spectrum South African mobile operators are on track to migrate out of their emergency spectrum assignments and start using the frequencies they bought at auction in March. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)...
  3. Jan

    MTN and Huawei in 5G smart mine project with Nkwe Platinum and Zijin Platinum

    South Africa getting its first 5G smart mine Mining companies Nkwe Platinum and South Africa Zijin Platinum have partnered with MTN and Huawei to launch South Africa's first 5G-enabled smart metal mine. As part of the agreement, MTN and Huawei will provide 5G-based ICT solutions for smart...
  4. Jan

    MTN crowdsources small business partners to supply power generators

    MTN wants to buy every big generator in South Africa — here are the specs MTN is inviting any small business in South Africa with generators to become a potential supplier for the company. "Whether the business has two or twenty generators, MTN is looking to partner," the company said in a...
  5. Jan

    Top wired and portable LTE routers for sale in South Africa

    The best wired and portable LTE routers you can buy in South Africa While fibre connectivity is arguably the most cost-effective way to access the Internet in South Africa, it is not yet available to everyone in the country. Those without fixed broadband coverage, or who require a mobile...
  6. Jan

    Vodacom claims to have South Africa's best network - but it doesn't

    Damning evidence against Vodacom's network claim Vodacom claims it has the "best quality network" in South Africa, but research backed by the operator itself shows that MTN reigns supreme. On 21 June, Vodacom sent a press statement claiming to have the "best quality network" in South Africa.
  7. Jan

    "We can't leave South Africa's fate in the hands of profit-driven network operators"

    South Africa getting state digital infrastructure company — with a new spectrum policy Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the South African government plans to give radio frequency spectrum to a state digital infrastructure company. Ntshavheni’s announcement adds a...
  8. Jan

    South Africa's weak rand hurts cellular contract prices

    South Africa's weak rand hurts cellular contract prices Foreign exchange rates directly impact the cost of devices from international manufacturers, causing South African operators to increase phone contract prices if the rand weakens. This is because device manufacturers are primarily based...
  9. Jan

    ARB finds MTN Double Your Bundle advertisement misleading

    MTN nailed over Double Your Bundle advertisement An MTN promotional SMS sent to a customer regarding its Double Your Bundle deal is misleading, the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has found. The self-regulatory body has ordered MTN to withdraw the advertisement or offer the deal as advertised.
  10. Jan

    Telkom Infinity vs MTN Sky Platinum vs Rain for smartphones

    Uncapped smartphone data showdown — Telkom smashes MTN and takes on Rain Telkom’s new postpaid uncapped smartphone data product promises much greater value than similar services offered by MTN and Rain, a MyBroadband analysis shows. Telkom launched its new Infinite and Infinite Max services on...
  11. Jan

    Why South African mobile operators throttle uncapped mobile data

    Uncapped mobile broadband in South Africa — why networks throttle your connection Running truly uncapped mobile broadband services is a tricky business, as the spectrum assigned to each mobile operator can only translate into a certain amount of data bandwidth, hence the need for fair usage...
  12. Jan

    Mobile network operator Capex comparison

    Vodacom and MTN networks get big upgrades while Telkom plays catchup Vodacom and MTN are aggressively competing for the crown of best mobile network in South Africa, while Telkom is busy playing catch up, and Cell C is getting left behind. Capital expenditure (capex) indicates how much...
  13. Jan

    MTN aiming for 25% 5G coverage in South Africa in 2022

    MTN's 5G rollout — here are the towns and cities with coverage MTN has over 1,000 active 5G sites located in 38 towns and metropolitans across South Africa, and it wants its 5G network to cover at least 25% of the population by the end of 2022. MTN South Africa told MyBroadband that it would...
  14. Jan

    Advertising board takes on MTN over misleading Samsung Galaxy S21 deal

    MTN misled customers with R449 per month Samsung Galaxy S21 deal The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has found that MTN misled customers with a promotion it held for the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy A22 5G. The complainant, Ethel Zulu, brought the issue to the attention of the ARB, where...
  15. Jan

    Terms and conditions reading length compared - Telkom vs Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Rain

    It takes 3 hours to read Telkom's T&Cs If you want to read Telkom, Vodacom, Cell C, or MTN’s terms and conditions before you sign up for a service, it can take up to 3 hours. Mobile network operators have comprehensive terms and conditions (T&Cs) linked to their data and voice products.
  16. D

    Axxess MTN Fixed LTE Cancellation

    I am getting worst network speeds at night with the Axxess MTN fixed LTE package. These speeds are constant every night. Max speed I have got was about 3Mbps for download I have tried to resolve it with them but no help. So I ask to cancel it...
  17. Jan

    Nigerian bourse to adopt blockchain for settling trades by 2023

    Nigerian stock exchange to use blockchain for settling trades by 2023 Nigerian Exchange Ltd. plans to start a blockchain-enabled exchange platform next year to deepen trade and lure young investors to the market. The move follows the introduction of regulations to guide trade in digital assets...
  18. Jan

    MTN contracts cancellation fees

    How much it costs to cancel MTN contracts MTN customers looking to terminate their device contracts early pay a modest termination fee compared to other mobile networks. South African consumers who sign up for long-term contracts are not forced to stay with a network until that agreement's expiry.
  19. Jan

    South Africa's two 5G router options compared

    These are the two 5G routers you can buy in South Africa Mobile network operators in South Africa such as Rain, MTN, and Vodacom have been working on expanding their 5G accessibility in the country, and their fixed wireless access packages often include a compatible router. However, South...
  20. Jan

    No increase in DDoS attacks in South Africa

    Denial of service attack frequency in South Africa unaffected by war in Ukraine The prevalence of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in South Africa has remained unchanged despite Secure List by Kaspersky reporting a 46% increase in DDoS attacks during the first quarter of 2022...