Vodacom launched its next-generation LTE network to prepaid subscribers last week. The network has been plagued by troubles with LTE-enabled handsets, especially the iPhone 5 trying to connect to the network, but we’re told the latest updates should resolve any remaining issues.
Samsung announced its highly anticipated Galaxy S4 handset at an event in New York last week that attracted criti- cism for supposedly sexist overtones. Following on the heels of the highly successful Galaxy S3, the S4 has a bigger 5” screen, eye-tracking technology, a much more powerful camera and features for tracking food, exercise and other health metrics. No date for a South African launch is available yet.
SABC board is at risk of being dissolved according to statements made by communications portfolio committee chairman Sikhumbuzo Kholwane last week. The current scrambling by the department follows a walk-out by a majority of board members, supposedly in relation to disagreements over the tenure of chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The ongoing mess at South Africa’s most pathetic parastatal would be funny were it not so tragic.