Author: Duncan McLeod

Events of the past week have shown that it’s become more urgent than ever that government sell its stake in Telkom . If it continues as a significant shareholder, it risks further undermining one of SA’s most important companies and inflicting long-term damage on SA’s economy. The opportune

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When I sit down with Saki Missaikos, the new Internet Solutions (IS) MD, at the canteen at Dimension Data’s sprawling campus in Bryanston, north of Sandton, he immediately takes a shine to my new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. He confesses that he’s moved almost wholesale to Apple

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Dimension Data division Internet Solutions and Convergence Partners, the telecommunications investment vehicle controlled by Didata Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, are jointly establishing a new business, called SpectraCo, with a view to possibly building a national wholesale wireless broadband network

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Convergence Partners, a telecommunications investment vehicle controlled by Dimension Data Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, has secured $35m in equity investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a new communications infrastructure fund. It will use the fund, which

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Benjamin Mophatlane, CEO of JSE-listed IT services group Business Connexion, has warned that SA is slipping down the information and communications technology (ICT) rankings when compared to the rest of Africa and has no clear vision or “master plan” to grow the industry. The country has failed

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Fledgling fibre-to-the-home infrastructure provider LinkAfrica Group, formerly known as i3 Africa, is finally ready to begin its trial network in Umhlanga, north of Durban, and is also gearing up to begin rolling out fibre in Pretoria and Cape Town. In March 2011, TechCentral

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Telkom could win the race to be the first large telecommunications operator in SA to launch a commercial fourth-generation (4G) mobile network using long-term evolution (LTE) technology. TechCentral has established exclusively that Telkom has been working closely with Korea’s KT Corp on plans to build

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Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi admitted that the telecommunications group had made a hash of its investments elsewhere in Africa. “A lot of the investments we made we shouldn’t have made,” she told analysts and journalists in Rosebank, Johannesburg

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The primary focus of Telkom’s mobile arm, 8ta, will in future be on providing next-generation mobile broadband more than voice services, the acting CEO of the mobile unit, Jacques Schindehütte, said on Friday. Schindehütte, who is also Telkom’s

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In a development that must be exercising the minds of Telkom’s management team, the telecommunications operator’s revenues from data fell by 1,7% in the 2012 financial year to the end of March. Data is the fastest-growing area of the telecoms industry, so the decline in revenues is concerning

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