Browsing: KT Corp

Joe Mjwara
SA’s ICT status quo has to be upended

When the editor of TechCentral promised to cover extensively the recently published national integrated ICT policy white paper – and provide analysis of it – we were excited. In the past two weeks, that excitement has turned

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Gov’t right not to sell Telkom: Cwele

Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has defended government’s decision not to sell its stake in Telkom, saying it has been vindicated by the strong performance of the company’s share price in the past few

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The inversion layer choking SA telecoms

Anyone who flies into Johannesburg in the early mornings during winter will be familiar with the atmospheric inversion layer, where air near the ground is cooled by the unheated swimming pools of the struggling middle classes. The cool air traps pollutants beneath warmer layers

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Telkom edges closer to BCX

Telkom is one step closer to completing its takeover of Business Connexion with news that the competition tribunal has set aside 30 July to 7 August for its hearing on the matter. Telkom has

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Neotel to give Vodacom the edge

A competitor with a sharp edge. That appears to be the conclusion if the R7bn tie-up between Vodacom and Neotel goes ahead. While this will be good for investors in Vodacom, it might also be positive for the man

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‘Telkom must balance interests’ – Carrim

Newly appointed communications minister Yunus Carrim has said that Telkom must balance the interests of all of its shareholders, including government. He made the remarks in statement following a meeting on Thursday with Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and chairman Jabu Mabuza. Deputy

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KT Corp to build Rwanda 4G network

A year after having its offer to buy 20% of Telkom spurned by the South African government, Korea’s KT Corp has agreed to pour US$140m into building a national fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in Rwanda that will serve 95% of that country’s population. The Rwandan

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Koreans in new talks with Telkom

Korea’s KT Corp appears once again to be in discussions with Telkom, this time over the sale of the partially privatised South African telecommunications operator’s Internet service provider assets elsewhere in Africa. According to a report in Korea IT Times

Duncan McLeod
Another chance for Telkom

Telkom is a shadow of the company it once was. As little as 10 years ago, it thoroughly dominated SA’s telecommunications landscape. Today, it’s not even among the top 40 companies listed on the JSE. Its market value has dwindled to such as extent that, at R7,8bn, it’s worth less than 5% of Vodacom, in which it once

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