Browsing: Altech Technology Concepts

Altech backs away from MVNO plans

Altech Autopage Cellular, SA’s biggest independent cellular service provider, has backed away from plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) after giving serious thought last year to the idea of launching one. Altech CEO Craig Venter said as recently as September 2011 that Autopage Cellular was considering

Big shake-up at Altech Autopage Cellular

Altech Autopage Cellular has acquired sister company Altech Technology Concepts for an undisclosed sum as part of a plan to offer converged communication products and services to retail consumers and small and medium enterprises. The merged business will be renamed

Metrofibre expands high-speed fibre footprint

Weeks after independent fibre operator Metrofibre Networx completed the roll-out of high-speed fibre-optic access infrastructure to Rivonia in Johannesburg, the company has announced it has extended the network to Linbro Business Park, a giant office park complex east of Sandton. Metrofibre Networx

Rivonia gets high-speed fibre access

Independent telecommunications infrastructure operator Metrofibre Networx has extended its “open-access” fibre network across the Johannesburg suburb of Rivonia, meaning businesses and some residential homes in the area can now get high-speed Internet connections of up to 1Gbit/s. The area covered

Service providers in a ‘race to the bottom’

Next year will bring significant consolidation among SA’s Internet service providers as they battle a difficult, deflationary environment. That’s the view of Altech Technology Concepts CEO Wayne de Nogreba, who says the industry is in a “race to the bottom” as bandwidth prices plummet and

Big changes looming at Autopage Cellular

JSE-listed technology group Altech is considering big changes at its largest subsidiary, Altech Autopage Cellular. Options on the table include launching a mobile virtual network operator and bidding for radio frequency spectrum to build its own fourth-generation

Uncapped in SA is unsustainable, says Altech

Broadband, whether fixed or mobile, should be billed on a per-usage basis or via reasonably priced bundles, but under no circumstances should be uncapped, says Altech Technology Concepts CEO Wayne de Nobrega. “The idea of uncapped is

Unbundling: what industry wants from Icasa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will present a discussion document on local-loop unbundling (LLU) to the telecommunications industry on Wednesday morning. TechCentral rounded up the views of a few key industry leaders

Altech unit inks Telehouse deal

Altech Technology Concepts, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Altech Group, has signed a partnership agreement with London’s Telehouse to manage its data centres. Telehouse is a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications business

Reunert buys ECN

JSE-listed Reunert has acquired privately held ECN Telecoms in a deal that could presage further consolidation in the telecommunications sector. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed and is

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