Browsing: Andile Ngcaba

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Ngcaba wants to build Africa’s Telehouse

Convergence Partners chairman Andile Ngcaba hinted strongly on Tuesday that he wants to build an African version of Telehouse Europe, the carrier-neutral colocation facility based in London’s Docklands that serves as the main hub of Internet traffic in the UK. Speaking at an industry panel organised Vodacom subsidiary

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New national mobile network on the cards

Convergence Partners, the technology investment vehicle controlled by Dimension Data Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, wants to work with partners to build a multibillion-rand national wholesale mobile broadband network using long-term evolution (LTE) technology. TechCentral has learnt exclusively that Convergence Partners

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SA Newsmakers of the Year – the top five

And here they are. TechCentral’s top five newsmakers of 2011. Our “Newsmakers of the Year” award is presented to individuals we believe had the biggest impact on SA’s technology sector in the past 12 months. For the most part, they’re also the the people who made the headlines during the

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Ngcaba decries spectrum auctions

Dimension Data SA chairman Andile Ngcaba, who is a big investor in SA’s telecommunications industry through his company Convergence Partners, expressed frustration on Monday at the slow pace of decision making over the allocation of

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Birds over Africa

Just as undersea and terrestrial fibre connectivity is booming around and in Africa, an explosion in satellite capacity serving the region is also under way. The “dark continent” is getting connected to the global village. This week’s annual Satcom conference

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Let’s work together, says Ngcaba

Andile Ngcaba, chairman of Convergence Partners and Dimension Data SA, says telecommunications companies must work together to build national, long-distance fibre networks in the country. Dimension Data, Convergence

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Still no DG at communications

The department of communications has yet to find a candidate to fill its long-vacant position of director-general. However, Tiyani Rikhotso, spokesman for communications minister Roy Padayachie, says the process is

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Ngcaba economics

Dimension Data SA chairman Andile Ngcaba is quietly building a new type of telecommunications business under his Convergence Partners investment vehicle. From satellites to undersea cables

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New Dawn blasts off into space (pictures)

A new communications satellite, Intelsat New Dawn, backed by SA’s Convergence Partners and international satellite group Intelsat, successfully blasted off into space from French Guiana on Good Friday aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle

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