Vodacom and MTN will be able to offer 1Gbps speeds

Qualcomm’s LTE modem in its Snapdragon 845 mobile platform will allow South African mobile operators to offer gigabit-per-second speeds, despite potential capacity challenges. The Snapdragon 845 packs an X20 LTE modem, which offers a feature called five carrier aggregation. This allows operators to combine wireless channels to deliver greater speeds. With the X20 LTE modem, …

Apple to buy music app Shazam

Apple Inc. is close to acquiring Shazam Entertainment Ltd., the startup whose music recognition app is already built into Apple’s Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussions. A deal for the London-based app maker could be announced as soon as Monday, said the person, who declined to be identified because the …