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Rain launches 5G data network

27th February 2019 Mobile data-only network operator Rain is preparing for a mid-2019 commercial launch of South Africa’s first fifth-generation (5G) network. In partnership with global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei, Rain has built the first 5G commercial network, with... 

Huawei to build data centres in South Africa

14th February 2019 China's Huawei will build two data centres in South Africa from March, it said, as part of plans to expand cloud services across Africa. "The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town," Huawei said in a... 

Rain to launch 5G network

29th October 2018 South Africa’s newest data network provider, rain, is planning to deploy a fifth-generation (5G) broadband fixed-wireless network to support government’s drive for competition, lower data prices and improved access in the telecommunications industry. Teaming up with partners Huawei and Nokia, the... 

Kenya sets aside funds to develop domestic mobile phone industry

24th October 2018 Kenya's minister of information, communication and technology said on Tuesday that the government had set aside one-billion shillings ($9.90-million) to help local start-ups in the mobile telephone software and hardware segments to grow. Joe Mucheru, the ICT minister, told the annual meeting of... 
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Rothschild's Kingston to help South Africa State firm rescue

Martin Kingston, who on April 1 steps down as chief executive officer of Rothschild & Co’s South African unit after 13 years, wants to help revive the country’s beleaguered state-owned companies. Kingston, 61, will shift to executive chairman of the investment bank’s unit, and plans to wind down... 

Economists split on South Africa avoiding Moody's negative cut

South Africa may just be able to cling onto the stable outlook of its sole investment-grade rating this week, helping it stay clear of a forced selloff of billions of rand of its debt. Economists are divided on what Moody’s Investors Service will do when it potentially makes an announcement on... 
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