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Didata, Naspers talks back on?

Speculation has again surfaced that a deal between Dimension Data and MWeb is on the cards, eight months after TechCentral first reported on apparent preliminary discussions between the two companies. The speculation then went cold. This time around, though, the focus appears

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MWeb in aggressive free Wi-Fi play

Want access to as many as 12m Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, free of charge? That’s effectively what Naspers-owned Internet service provider MWeb is promising as part of a deal it’s signed with Spanish company Fon, which claims to offer the world’s

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IS, MWeb merger on the cards?

Five years after media giant Naspers put MWeb up for auction unsuccessfully, corporate action involving the Internet service provider may again be looming. According to a well-placed industry source, Dimension Data and Naspers have been engaged in talks about merging MWeb and Dimension Data

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MWeb warns Telkom of competition complaint

Unless Telkom immediately implements a “significant reduction” in wholesale Internet Protocol Connect (IPC) charges, Internet service provider MWeb, a subsidiary of pay-television operator MultiChoice, will take the fixed-line operator to the Competition Commission

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MWeb, Cell C cosy up

MWeb now has direct access to Cell C’s mobile data network after the two signed an agreement in terms of which the MultiChoice-owned Internet service provider will have access to an access point name (APN) supplied by the mobile operator. The move, which

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New head for MWeb Business

MWeb has moved to appoint a new head of its business division. Debbie Pretorius has been named as the new GM for MWeb Business, the Internet service provider said on Wednesday. Pretorius replaces Andre Joubert, who reportedly left in August to join telecommunications

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Cuts not good enough, ISPs tell Telkom

Consumers are unlikely to feel the effects of Telkom’s latest wholesale price cuts because Internet service providers (ISPs) have already cut their prices in anticipation of the reductions, industry players have told TechCentral. Telkom Wholesale on Wednesday announced various

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MWeb vows to hit back at Telkom

MWeb, the Internet service provider owned by media group Naspers, is assessing Telkom Internet’s dramatic broadband price reductions, announced on Thursday, and has told TechCentral it will respond with product announcements of its own early next week. This comes after

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Why Telkom changed tack on 40Mbit/s trial

Telkom said on Friday it would extend its limited trial of 20Mbit/s and 40Mbit/s fixed-line broadband to Internet service providers (ISPs) other than its own TelkomInternet. The expanded scope of the trial won’t only benefit consumers and ISPs, but is good for the operator itself because of the nature

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MWeb slashes entry-level DSL prices

Two weeks after Telkom cut the cost to Internet service providers of accessing its fixed-line digital subscriber line (DSL) network by 30%, MWeb has slashed the prices of two of its uncapped data products. The price of its 384kbit/s and 1Mbit/s products have both been cut to R199/month, from R219/month and R299/month respectively. However, the

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