Regional & Global round up: Cell C to fight MTN, Wikipedia free on MTN SA

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Cell C to fight MTN’s application to review Call Termination Regulations (Mybroadband)

Zunaid-Jose-MTN-Cell-C-WEBAs expected, a new twist to the Call termination regulations story in South Africa. Cell is expected to benefit the most from the new regulations that ICASA is trying to introduce, but which are being fought by MTN. Cell C is consulting it’s lawyer for a legal challenge and they claim to be fighting to safeguard regulations that are in the interest of “the consumer, the telecommunications industry and the broader South African economy”.

MTN’s SA to offer free Wikipedia access on Opera browser only (Mybroadband)

MTN-hush-webThis is something that will be welcomed by Zimbabwean students with open arms. MTN South Africa will be introducing free access to Wikipedia to all it’s customers starting end of this month. However, there is an unclear catch to it. Free Wikipedia can only be accessed via the Opera mobile browser which is not so bad, but people just generally want to have options. MTN could not explain why it could only provide free Wikipedia on Opera only.

Apple has been working wearables since 2007  (Business Insider)

tim-cook-wrist-iwatch-2-WEBAccording to this Business Insider report, Apple filed a patent relating to wearable sensors back in 2007, the year that the first iPhone was released. The report goes on to claim that Apple has historically been the company take tests, and retests innovation before bringing them to the market so this decade long development process is not beyond them. Wearables only started surfacing two years ago, but basing on this report, Apple was ahead of the game already.

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