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Inside Orange’s SA expansion plans

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is entering South Africa’s cellular communications industry with the intention of launching a fully fledged virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) with one of the country’s network providers. However, the launch of the MVNO is not imminent


Orange denies link to eXpansys website woes

Orange has denied there is any link between the closure of local online e-retailing website and the France Telecom-owned mobile operator’s decision to partner with eXpansys in the UK to sell electronics goods to South Africans. was operated by the


Cell C CFO resigns

Cell C is losing its chief financial officer. Fabrizio Mambrini, who joined the mobile operator five years ago, has tendered his resignation and will leave its employ soon, TechCentral has learnt. Mambrini will return to Oger Telecom, Cell C’s parent company, where

Duncan McLeod

First as farce, then as tragedy

South Africa’s seemingly neverending migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television has been so beset by problems for so long that it would be almost comical if the repercussions for the country’s economy weren’t so serious. It’s been more than a year since South Africa


Pule misrepresenting court judgment – has lashed out at the ministry of communications over media statements it issued on Monday regarding the free-to-air broadcaster’s recent high court victory, saying they “misrepresent the nature of the ruling and imply that free-to-air broadcasters are responsible for delays” in migrating from


Datatec lowers forecasts on Westcon woes

JSE-listed global technology distribution and services company Datatec is lowering its forecasts for its full financial year, which ends on 28 February, due to a poor second-half performance at Westcon. Group revenues for the 2013 financial year are now expected to be about US$5,4bn, up from

News will fight Pule appeal on Monday described a decision by the department of communications to file an application for leave to appeal against a December high court judgment in the free-to-air terrestrial television broadcaster’s favour as “unfortunate”. The broadcaster’s chief operating officer, Bronwyn


Digital migration thrown into turmoil

South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television is likely to face further significant delays after the department of communications elected on Monday to file an application for leave to appeal a case which free-to-air broadcaster won recently against communications minister Dina Pule over who will


TalkCentral: Ep 74 – ‘Show and tell’

Welcome to the first TalkCentral podcast of the new year. Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson bring you a packed episode in which we consider some of big news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Also this week we


More time for Icasa bill comment

Communications minister Dina Pule has given interested parties additional time in which to comment on the controversial Icasa Amendment Bill. Those wanting to submit comments now have until the end of January to do so. Previously, those wanting to make comments had 30 working days

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