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Sadc delay in digital standards decision

The Southern African broadcasting industry will have to wait another month to hear which standard will be used in the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television. A task team, which was expected to report back to the Southern African Development


Datatec turns to acquisitions

Multinational IT group Datatec has continued to improve its performance in line with a recovery in the global economy, boosting revenue in the first half of its financial year by 19%, to US$2,13bn. However, CEO Jens Montanana says the group is looking

Alistair Fairweather

Malcolm Gladwell vs social media

We human beings are an irrational bunch. When anything new comes along we tend to take one of three basic positions: deify, deny or demonise. It takes time for us to recognise the nuances that allow us to integrate this new force into our world view — be it a pop star, a politician, an idea or a


Microsoft’s Nyati named to Blue Label board

Microsoft SA MD Mteto Nyati has been appointed as a nonexecutive director on the board of JSE-listed telecommunications group Blue Label Telecoms. Nyati, who has headed Microsoft’s SA operation for the past two years, takes up the role from today.

Duncan McLeod

Don’t do it, Sentech

State-owned Sentech is reviving plans to build a national broadband network. It wants a second chance and is promising to do things differently this time. However, as much as Sentech’s heart is in the right place, government must not allow it.


Heita! Telkom gets ‘081’ number range

First came “082” and “083” for Vodacom and MTN, then “084” for Cell C when the third mobile operator launched a decade ago. Now a new number prefix, “081”, will be introduced this week, and it belongs to Telkom. Telkom’s new mobile arm, which will


Branded Internet makes wholesale play

Bandwidth provider Branded Internet, which provides white-label solutions for companies such as Musica and Incredible Connection, is promising to slash local wholesale bandwidth rates by up to 38%. “Following our success in the white-label


Vox Telecom to delist?

Could Vox Telecom be delisted from the JSE? If rumours swirling around the telecommunications industry are anything to go by, that’s exactly what’s on the cards. The alternative telecommunications provider is trading under cautionary


Didata delisting in sight

About 93% of Dimension Data shareholders have approved the sale of the listed IT group to Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corp, clearing the way for its delisting from the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges.


Telkom fights threat of R3,5bn fine

Telkom on Monday called on the Competition Tribunal to quash two referrals by the Competition Commission and Internet Solutions (IS) that could see it fined up to R3,5bn for alleged anticompetitive behaviour. In October last year, the commission referred a case of anticompetitive behaviour

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