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Telkom and Neotel resumed their fight over local-loop unbundling (LLU) on Wednesday, with the smaller operator arguing to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) that it is entitled to gain access to its bigger rival’s last-mile network into

The West African Cable System (Wacs), the highest-capacity undersea telecommunications cable to land in SA to date, will eventually offer countries along its route, including SA, up to 5,1Tbit/s of capacity into Europe. With 14 entities involved in

What company would ask its customers to buy less of its product and, at the same time, promptly increase prices? That dubious distinction goes to Eskom. The parastatal has increased its prices to improve the supply and distribution of electricity, yet pays

Confronting mortality is a deeply personal quest that does not usually sit high on one’s to-do list. Death is scary so we avoid thinking about it. At some point, though, pragmatism usually wins. Those who can afford to call their lawyers and those who cannot pull out a notebook. It is decided: who inherits

The West African Cable System (Wacs), the latest submarine cable to land on African shores, has arrived, offering SA operators 500Gbit/s of capacity at launch. The system, which has a design capacity of 5,1Tbit/s, makes use of both 10Gbit/s and 40Gbit/s technology on different segments and will

ZTE Mzanzi has accused its partner, China’s ZTE, of “throwing it under a bus” when it terminated agreements with the local, black-controlled company. It’s also accused it of colluding with competitor Huawei. TechCentral broke the news on Thursday

The African leg of a new submarine telecommunications system that will serve markets in the North and South Atlantic will be ready for service in the first quarter of 2014. The cable will offer high-speed global connectivity to SA, Angola and Nigeria. That’s the word from the Wasace Cable Company, which is building the

Telkom’s mobile arm, 8ta, hit the ground running in the months after its launch in 2010, offering compelling products and spending a small fortune plastering its brand across billboards and newspapers. But industry insiders say the mobile operator hasn’t managed to capitalise on its early

It was bad SA television that gave Elon Musk part of his mysterious edge. As a 10-year-old he read whole volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica after emptying the family bookshelves — anything to avoid another episode of CHiPs or Die Man van Intersek. Avoiding sports and bullies just as keenly

Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact negatively “on our track record in the prudent