A far greater threat than mobile termination rates looms for mobile networks.

The furore around mobile termination rates as Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, Neotel and Telkom duke it out in the media, may well be grabbing headlines lately but really amounts to a minor, public lovers' spat compared with what looms.
The mobile networks are headed for a messy divorce that will undoubtedly leave shareholders in counselling over the fallout. At the heart of the impending doom is, once again, a revenue struggle. The consequences could well be terminal although the outcome is uncertain.

Africa’s take-off into the technological future (and how to prevent a crash-landing)

It’s funny to those of us who live in Africa, but our continent is still considered, and is in some cases, primitive. “Deepest, darkest Africa” is now being lit by 100Gb/s fibre connections and has an astounding pace of development.
There are many challenges and barriers to development in Africa. In 2012, countries such as South Africa, Namibia and Botswana had extremely high costs associated with mobile broadband, at over US$100 per GB in some instances. [1]

Software Disrupting Networking

The catch-word of the moment right now is SDN (and NFV). Everyone is climbing on the bandwagon and everyone has a “story”, a message, a strategy or a SDN-ready something.
The benefits of Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization are clear: Vastly reduced time to take new services to market, incremental revenues, low- or no-risk entry to market, differentiated service offerings adding value to customers and a fast-fail business approach. And all of these phrases are becoming clichéd faster than paint can dry on a hot, windy day.