Browsing: Andile Ngcaba

New CEO for Icasa

Former Vodacom executive Pakamile Pongwana will take the reins as CEO at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on 1 November. Pongwana, previously a managing executive for regulatory affairs at Vodacom South Africa, will replace outgoing

FibreCo gears up for new route

Open-access telecommunications infrastructure company FibreCo is turning its attention to its next big project after completing construction of a fibre-optic link between Johannesburg and East London. The 1 000km Johannesburg to East London route, which follows

What now for SA telecoms?

Over the weekend, the Sunday Independent reported that President Jacob Zuma plans to axe communications minister Dina Pule, after it was discovered that her alleged boyfriend, Phosane Mngqibisa, benefited improperly from the ICT Indaba in Cape Town

Duncan McLeod
Build it and they will come

Build it and they will come. That was the overwhelming message emanating from the first FTTH Council Africa conference in Cape Town this week. Speaker after speaker made the case – often cogently – for why any capacity that gets built will be used

Ngcaba warns of threat to investment

The South African government must be careful not to crowd out the private sector as it moves to increase the penetration of broadband services in the country. This is the warning from Dimension Data Africa and Convergence Partners chairman Andile Ngcaba, who was

Convergence sells New Dawn stake

A consortium of South African investors led by Convergence Partners, and comprising Altirah Telecoms and the Convergence Partners Foundation, has disposed of its 25,1% interest in the New Dawn satellite joint venture to Intelsat. The decision to

Duncan McLeod
Time for a 4G reality check

Within the space of a week, all of SA’s four cellular operators have outlined plans to build fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband networks based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology. But it’s more a marketing effort for now and consumers shouldn’t get too excited

Ngcaba to reinvest in Didata

Dimension Data Middle East & Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba is reinvesting all of his proceeds from the black economic empowerment (BEE) deal he struck with the company in 2004 now that it has vested. The total value of the transaction

SpectraCo to chase LTE opportunities

Dimension Data division Internet Solutions and Convergence Partners, the telecommunications investment vehicle controlled by Didata Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, are jointly establishing a new business, called SpectraCo, with a view to possibly building a national wholesale wireless broadband network

Ngcaba looks north with new R4,2bn fund

Convergence Partners, a telecommunications investment vehicle controlled by Dimension Data Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, has secured $35m in equity investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for a new communications infrastructure fund. It will use the fund, which