The Pulse

Sunil Joshi, Neotel
As SA inches towards universal broadband in the name of economic upliftment, the Western Cape has
widened its lead with another initiative to advance connectivity in the province.

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DStv explora
SA’s first pay-TV provider, MultiChoice, is further evolving its DStv set-top box suite, with plans to connect its latest generation decoder, the Explora, to the Internet. Group CEO of broadcast technology at MultiChoice Gerdus van Eeden says DStv subscribers who own the Explora will be able to use its built-in Ethernet connection for online functions before the end of the year. – ITWeb
Johan Nel, Gumtree
Gumtree has, for the first time, appointed a local country head and opened two offi ces in SA, bringing to an end the legacy of the local operation being run out of parent company eBay’s international offices.

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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Samsung Electronics SA has brought its new cameraspecialised smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, to the local market. The electronics giant says the latest addition to the Galaxy family is a new smartphone that blends advanced digital camera technology with Samsung’s Galaxy experience. It is equipped with new retracting lens technology that provides 10x optical zoom in a slim and chic casing, the company says. – ITWeb
Jose Dos Santos, Cell C
Cell C has fired a new salvo in the ongoing price war with its rivals, introducing a new prepaid package priced at 66c per minute and post-paid packages priced at 79c per minute.

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