Skype and WhatsApp are putting pressure on telecoms the world over and governments are being forced to consider regulating such over-the-top services.
Industry regulators have approved Vodacom's bid to buy Neotel, along with its fixed-line network, making it a formidable competitor to Telkom.
The state's incompetence is hindering connectivity as well as its own developmental goals.
MTN could outsource management of its retail stores and field staff, with an industry insider suggesting a deal with Brightstar is on the cards.
Vodacom concluded a deal to buy Neotel for R7-billion. Arthur Goldstuck looks at the meaning of the deal for South Africa telecoms.
Vodacom has planned to increase investment in the country as it speeds up the pace of network upgrades.
There are concerns that new regulations in Zimbabwe that allow for access to information without a warrant threatens democracy.
Communications minister Yunus Carrim says mobile costs are too high and government will host a workshop next month to address the issue.
South Africa's communications regulator has been failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to "rip off" the poor, MPs say.
SABC television viewers will switch from analogue to digital early next year.
Although everyone agrees the telecoms regulator is not working, they cannot agree on the solution, writes Lloyd Gedye.
Who is the richest person to have lived? Given the impossibility of comparing chariots with private jets, it is an absurd question.
Why is it that although women make up 49% of the UK's labour force, they account for just 17% of IT and telecommunications professionals?
The continuing saga of SA's migration from analogue to digital tv is no closer to being resolved, thanks to a last-minute about-turn by the regulator.
Telecoms giant MTN says its new technology takes energy-saving to another level, reports Lisa Steyn.
All eyes are on the communications authority as it begins the spectrum allocation process.
Seacom has pledged R100-million in additional infrastructure in SA to meet the continuous growth in demand for broadband services and applications.
Wireline revenues are down an average of 5% worldwide annually over the past five years.