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[b]New communications minister Roy Padayachie[/b] brings talent and fresh vigour to a portfolio long in need of both. But his desire to hang on to government control over Telkom makes little sense. I wrote in this column two weeks ago about how... Read More
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Uncertainty remains on exactly what happened yesterday to cause the loss of international connectivity to MWEB ADSL subscribers Many MWEB ADSL subscribers lost international connectivity for around 20 minutes yesterday (18 November 2010). This... Read More
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Cell C has finally launched its high-speed mobile broadband network in Gauteng after first switching on the service in Port Elizabeth a little over 10 weeks ago. The company is promising average download speeds in Pretoria and Johannesburg of 4-... Read More
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The Huge Group, which has reiterated it is trading under cautionary, says earnings will improve drastically when it reports its interim results. The company this morning issued an announcement indicating it will reverse its net loss from a year ago... Read More
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[b]O-Tel Telecom celebrates this festive season by launching CheapCall.co.za, SA's low cost calling service over broadband.[/b] [i]The 'no-frills' service launches to give a South African flavour of Internet telephony to broadband... Read More
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Richards Bay and eMalahleni (Witbank) are the latest cities to get connected to Cell C's new HSPA+ 900/2100 network. The cellular operator has been on a nationwide roll-out of its new network since September and has already connected Port... Read More
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SA's top cellular operator Vodacom is preparing to write off between R150 million and R200 million in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, as the industry prepares for the introduction of asymmetric interconnect... Read More
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[b]A battle over control of Telkom[/b] may be on the cards. Communications minister Roy Padayachie has warned that government does not want to lose the control it exercises over the JSE-listed group when special rights it enjoys expire early next... Read More
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Cell C, Internet Solutions and Convergence Partners are developing a new broadband network that will provide world-class broadband connectivity, FibreCo Telecommunications said on Wednesday. The network would be an open-access long-haul terrestrial... Read More
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Neotel has opened a new data centre in Cape Town, enabling it to offer full redundancy and business continuity to its customers. The inclusion of data management guidelines in the latest King Report on Corporate Governance highlights the need for... Read More
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Read in this storyNot enoughOff targetMobile newcomer 8ta has revealed what it calls ?ultra-competitive? contract offers. [b]8ta's data offerings:[/b]Internet 1 ? 650MB for R195 p/m Internet 2 ? 1.5G for R280 p/m Internet 3 ? 3.2G for R500 p/m... Read More
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MWeb Business has announced the recipients of its inaugural Channel Partner of the Year awards. They are: * National MWeb Partner for the Year 2010: Netsurit; * National MWeb Partner of the Year 2010 (finalist): Samsung-Mia; * National MWeb Partner... Read More
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Internet Solutions has announced a partnership with Cell C to use its 3.74G mobile data network running on HSPA technology with an accelerated 900 MHz frequency band spectrum. ?Our initial testing in optimised areas such as Bloemfontein, East London... Read More
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Mobile fledgling 8ta continues to show promise, with the unveiling of some aggressive contract options for its mobile voice and data offerings. However, the deals are heavily in favour of 8ta-to-8ta calls. The company entered the market only a month... Read More
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[b]Vodacom has grown their South African services revenues by focusing on value offerings, data services and cost containment, despite challenges around interconnection.[/b] Vodacom released interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2010... Read More
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Listed cellular company Vodacom lost out on R800 million in revenue in the first half of its financial year, after termination rates were voluntarily cut earlier this year. It will lose out on more revenue over the next two years as rates drop... Read More
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[b]In the past 12 months[/b], AltX-listed Huge Group?s share price has defied gravity, soaring nearly 400%, making it one of the best performing shares on the JSE. At face value, though, the share?s sterling performance makes little sense. Huge... Read More
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IT business connectivity and solutions provider MWEB Business has extended its competitively priced business offerings into the voice services arena with the launch of three VoIP (Voice over IP) PBX packages that bring the sophistication and... Read More
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[b]Neotel today welcomed ICASA?s final call termination regulations released last week[/b] Neotel today issued a press statement in which it welcomed the statement made by ICASA on 29 October 2010 indicating a phased reduction of both mobile and... Read More
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Vox Telecom is writing down goodwill and intangible assets to the tune of more than R745m. The news comes just hours after the Independent Communications Authority of SA announced it would slash call termination rates starting next year. AltX-listed... Read More
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