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MTN says “no legal merit” to Turkcell’s Iran claims.

MTN says “no legal merit” to Turkcell’s Iran claims

Turkish mobile phone company plans taking South African operator to court for damages.

BlackBerry only second to Nokia in South Africa.

BlackBerry only second to Nokia in South Africa

Canadian smartphone brand has steadily increased its market share between 2009-2013.

FNB launches banking app and mobi site for Africa operations.

FNB launches mobile app in seven African markets

Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Tanzania and Mozambique are to join South Africa in having access to the bank’s application and mobi-site.

‘Most South Africans use cellphone banking to buy airtime.’

‘Most South Africans use cellphone banking to buy airtime’

Cellphone banking use surged from 28% in mid-2012 to 37% in 2013, says World Wide Worx.

Mobile data is becoming a strong revenue driver for Telkom, says CEO Sipho Maseko.

Mobile data a growing revenue driver for Telkom

South African fixed line operator reveals a mixed bag of results for the six months ended 30 September.

'Despite WhatsApp popularity, South Africans not abandoning SMS.'

'Despite WhatsApp popularity, South Africans not abandoning SMS'

Text message use benefits from instant messaging awareness in the country, says expert.

Lambo Kanagaratnam

Cheap MTN-branded smartphones to be launched in South Africa

Officials at the just-ended AfricaCom event in Cape Town say the handsets will be available in four to six weeks.

WhatsApp dominates South Africa’s instant messaging market, says World Wide Worx research.

WhatsApp dominates South Africa’s instant messaging market

Uptake of the service has more than doubled in the last 18 months as millions use the offering, says a mobility report from World Wide Worx.

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Mxit 7 goes live for Apple iOS

African social network unveils a more slick instant messaging experience.

Africa’s first Android statue ‘Zuzu’ unveiled by Lenovo.

Africa’s first Android statue ‘Zuzu’ unveiled by Lenovo

Personal technology company has put the ‘droid’ on show in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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AfricaCom: Huawei unveils pink Ascend P6 for South Africa

Chinese telecoms equipment maker claims that the device is the thinnest smartphone in the world.