Browsing: Alphonzo Samuels

Telkom to show off 4.5G broadband

Telkom plans to showcase 4.5G wireless broadband at its annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, taking place at Fancourt in George next week. Telkom said it is showing off

Telkom to rebrand field service teams

The Telkom-branded vans dotted across South African towns and cities are an endangered species.
The vans will soon be rebranded as Openserve, in line with Telkom’s move to turn its former

Openserve: inside Telkom’s radical overhaul

Any Internet service provider that is worried that Telkom’s newly spun-off wholesale and network services arm, Openserve, will provide unfair advantages to the telecommunications operator’s retail arm is welcome, at any time, to come and study the company’s books

Fibre rivals took Telkom ‘by surprise’

Independent fibre broadband companies’ approach of targeting homeowners’ associations to install their networks took Telkom by surprise, says an official. Fibre broadband providers are moving into suburbs such as Johannesburg to lay high-speed Internet networks that offer faster connectivity than

Telkom spins off wholesale arm as Openserve

Telkom has announced it is spinning off its wholesale division as a separate business with its own brand identity. The new business will be called Openserve and is meant to serve not only Telkom but

Bryanston to get Telkom fibre

One of Johannesburg’s largest suburbs will soon get fibre broadband. This is after Telkom announced plans to connect 12 000 homes in Bryanston. The sprawling suburb will be

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SA telcos betting big on broadband

The South African economy may be teetering on the brink of a recession, but that isn’t keeping the country’s telecommunications operators from ramping up their capital spending. Telkom, Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, along with a host of smaller players, are all gearing up to make

Telkom to change its broadband model

With the imminent launch of its first commercial fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings, Telkom is planning to shake up the way Internet service providers sell broadband on its fixed-line network as well as the way consumers buy fixed broadband services

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Telkom takes axe to broadband prices

Hefty price cuts to retail broadband prices are likely imminent, at least for the speediest fixed-line products, after Telkom this week took an axe to wholesale prices, reducing fees by up to 37%. In an effort to spur demand for higher speed broadband services based on

Telkom names veteran to CTO post

Telkom has appointed Alphonzo Samuels as its new chief technology officer. The CTO role is a newly created position in the top management layer at the fixed-line operator. Samuels joined the company in January 1984. During his 30-year