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Building fibre-to-the-home networks in SA makes sense, especially when these networks are built in dense urban areas. That’s the view of a senior executive at KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom), which is in talks to buy 20% of Telkom. A small team

The world is going digital and as it does it is dragging the media and entertainment sectors with it, whether they are prepared for it or not. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ SA Entertainment and Media Outlook 2011-2015 paints a picture of this changing landscape. The report

Telkom investors are confused. When the telecommunications company issued its trading update at the end of last month, the surprise aspect was not the further R900m loss it incurred to get mobile operator 8ta on to its feet, nor the

If Korea’s KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom) were to take a 20% stake in Telkom, it would on balance be a positive development for the JSE-listed telecommunications operator, analysts polled by TechCentral said on Friday. Telkom told shareholders on Friday morning before the

The growing portion of total consumer spending that Telkom extracts from fixed-line subscribers for broadband access is “not sustainable”, is “not right” and needs to change, says Internet Solutions (IS) MD Derek Wilcocks. Speaking to TechCentral

Telkom was combative in its presentation at the Independent Communications Authority of SA’s (Icasa’s) public hearings on local-loop unbundling on Wednesday. The company argued that unbundling wouldn’t necessarily help SA achieve its “developmental

M-Net has hit back at competitor over allegations by the free-to-air broadcaster that the pay-TV operator is acting out of self-interest in proposing that SA adopts cheaper digital converters rather than more expensive set-top boxes in the migration to digital

Free-to-air broadcaster has slammed M-Net for suggesting last week that the country would be better off scrapping plans to build set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television, saying the pay-TV operator is acting out of self-interest only. M-Net’s director for legal

M-Net believes SA would be far better off scrapping plans to build pricey set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television and instead should use the money in other ways. Karen Willenberg, the broadcaster’s director of legal and regulatory affairs, says instead the country should

No one wanted Steve Jobs when he was born. His biological father was a young Syrian professor at the University of Wisconsin, his mother a graduate student. Her family would not allow them to marry and she was forced to give him up for adoption in the bitter