OpenView HD comes to South Africa

OpenView HD

Platco Digital, a sister-company to the wildly popular etv, will begin broadcast of a free satellite TV service tomorrow 15th October 2013. The new service, essentially a bundle of free channels is known as OpenView HD. OpenView HD will be starting with the following 16 TV channels: Entertainment: SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, e.TV, […]

Mediatech Africa Gears Up for 2013

Mediatech 2013

Industry heavy weights and enthusiasts in the live entertainment, audio visual and broadcasting arenas already find themselves in eager anticipation of Africa’s most successful trade exhibition. With a diverse selection of products and the latest technologies in media and entertainment, Mediatech Africa promises an engaging showcase from 17 – 19 July at the Coca Cola […]

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?

fly540-logo.jpg

Too many people in Africa happen to fall within the low-income bracket. Thus, one would expect budget airlines to be commonplace on this continent, catering for the masses. This is not so. Budget airlines are rather common in high-income countries of Western Europe, North America, India and many Asian countries. The relatively few airlines that […]

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?

A BlackBerry Curve 8900

…You can thus understand how frustrating it has been in the past 10 days that I have been without the full benefits of my BlackBerry smartphone. Most personal emails remain unread, I’m struggling with a piling workload, over 150 comments are pending moderation on my personal blog alone, I’m out of touch with friends I normally chat with regularly.

Cell C wins global telecoms award

Cell C

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally […]

Meet WACS, the latest submarine cable into Africa

Active and planned African submarine cables as of May 2011

In case you missed the memo, Africa is rising. Having been largely ignored in the development of the Internet, things have been changing rapidly in the past decade with telecommunication companies forming alliances with financial institutions to bring serious data connectivity into Africa, and with it, lots of potential for prosperity. You can thus understand […]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod

DStv drifta

DStv is offering a major boost to residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya who might be interested in their DStv Mobile service. Before now, the DStv Mobile had been restricted to a few mobile phones – these phones have in-built circuitry that enable them to receive and decode DVB-H signals. DStv is now offering […]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries

Google Nexus S is Google's flagship smartphone on the Android platform

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to […]