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Altron, the technology and engineering group that owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, warned on Thursday that its headline earnings for the year to end-February 2015 were likely to slump by at least 40% due to “difficult trading conditions”. Basic earnings per

It was another busy year in South Africa’s technology industry. From the drama at the SABC to the drama over the splitting of the department of communications, it’s been an interesting news year, but a frustrating one for the sector. We know what our favourite stories were in 2014

Driven by the rise of broadband, the era of linear television broadcasting will draw to a rapid close in the next decade. New media empires will be built on the back of this change. Established broadcasters that don’t adapt will crumble. A revolution is at hand — a revolution that is going

Hot on the heels of the launch of two new video-on-demand (VOD) services in South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it is expanding its transactional VOD platform, BoxOffice, to subscribers of its lower-cost DStv Compact bouquet. Previously, BoxOffice was available only to DStv Premium

A decision by MultiChoice no longer to allow DStv customers to suspend their DStv packages any time during the month is generating unhappiness among some of its clients. TechCentral has received a number of complaints from unhappy customers, who say the

South African couch potatoes have never had it so good. In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections to deliver entertainment into

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the launch of the Altech Node, the new video-on-demand and home automation set-top box. They also chat about the expanding

Technology group Altech, part of the JSE-listed Altron stable, on Thursday evening announced that it is making a big play into the video-on-demand and home automation markets with a new, satellite-based home entertainment product called the Node that it hopes will become a

Altech Autopage, the independent cellular service provider in the Altron stable, plans to acquire 65 000 Cell C subscribers from rival Nashua Mobile for R91,5m (plus VAT). The deal comes just weeks after Nashua Mobile’s parent, Reunert, announced it was selling the company’s Vodacom and MTN subscribers to the two mobile network operators

Profits at Nashua Mobile plunged by 41% year on year in the six months to 31 March 2014, falling from R101,8m to R60,4m, parent Reunert disclosed in its interim results on Tuesday. This was on the back of a 2% decline in revenue, from R1,85bn to R1,81bn, at the independent cellular service provider, whose customer base Reunert has