MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko has returned to the group as chairman of the board, replacing Cyril Ramaphosa. Nhleko ran MTN from 2002 to 2011 and is credited with growing the company into the multinational powerhouse it now is.
DStv operator MultiChoice is potentially in hot water with both the Competition Commission and Communica- tions Minister Dina Pule – for different reasons. Competitor On Digital Media, which owns TopTV, has f iled a complaint with the Competition Commission accusing MultiChoice of anticompetitive behaviour. Minister Pule, meanwhile, made comments in parliament last week implying that MultiChoice should be forced to share the premium sport content that sets DStv apart from potential rivals.
Google is reportedly testing using blimps, balloons, satellites and other airborne technology to provide wireless Internet connectivity in Africa and Asia. Blimps, as one possibility, would hover above the ground, spreading wireless connectivity below. The company famously provides high-speed fibre-optic connectivity in parts of the US.