Simple congratulations would be wholly insufficient.
South Africa’s highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, has ruled that Vodacom must compensate the inventor of the Please Call Me SMS product. The court on Tuesday morning found Vodacom was bound by an agreement with Kenneth Nkosana Makate who has said he invented the Please Call Me concept.... Read more
Storm meets teacup.
Cell C boss Jose Dos Santos - in hot water this week because of his sexist remarks - is a flashy sort of guy who tells it as he sees it, sometimes without considering the consequences. That was the assessment this week of staffers at Cell C, including a number of women, after Dos Santos's remarks in a radio interview caused an outcry. “Jose is a very flashy guy in general. He drives a Ferrari, wears the best clothes, he is just one of those guys,” said... Read more
New speed to be measured in movies per second.
When you think of prestigious and influential Computer Science and engineering programs, schools like MIT, Stanford, University of Michigan, and Carnegie Mellon are likely to come to mind. But always lost in the shuffle and seemingly always flying underneath the radar is the venerable University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign which has long been associated with groundbreaking technological breakthroughs.... Read more
Value beatdown now in full swing.
Cell C has slashed data prices on a promotional basis to entice users to sign up for its 4G/LTE offerings. The company said on Friday that it has cut the price of its home and office broadband LTE offerings by up to 64% as part of a promotion that ends on 31 May. “Cell C has significantly reduced the cost of eight of its most popular data offers - six contract and two prepaid options - with discounts ranging between 33% and 64%,” it said in a statement... Read more
Value scuffle turning into slight brawl.
The value offered to post-paid customers from MTN and Vodacom has decreased in the past 12 months, while smaller rival Cell C and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) me&you mobile are offering improved contract deals. This is according to a new “policy brief” from Research ICT Africa, which has found that South Africa’s smaller operators have increased the value they give to contract subscribers. As a consequence of this, Vodacom and MTN have lost... Read more