Browsing: Andrew Barendse

In a surprise development, Telkom’s MD of wholesale and networks, Bashier Sallie, is quitting the telecommunications group. Sallie was leading the modernisation of Telkom’s network, which involves a multibillion-rand project to improve fixed-line broadband speeds for consumers

Telkom’s general executive for regulatory affairs has resigned. Staff were informed on Monday that Andrew Barendse was leaving the telecommunications group. Barendse’s resignation comes just weeks after TechCentral revealed that newly appointed Telkom group CEO Sipho Maseko

Shortly after taking the reins at Telkom in April, newly appointed group CEO Sipho Maseko made it one of his first orders of business to meet with and apologise to the full council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) for the operator’s past aggressive approach to the industry

The supposedly confidential document that Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) councillor William Stucke allegedly “leaked” to an unnamed industry body, prompting a strongly worded statement of condemnation from Telkom on

Discussions between Telkom and the Independent Communications Authority SA (Icasa) ground to a temporary halt in Sandton on Wednesday after the telecommunications operator adopted an aggressive stance regarding local loop unbundling and

In its first response to the local loop unbundling (LLU) document published by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) last month, Telkom has shown it is reluctant to fast-track the unbundling process. Telkom says LLU has proven

Neotel has fired the first salvo in what could quickly become a ferocious battle over access to Telkom’s copper cable network. TechCentral can reveal exclusively that Neotel has filed a complaint with the

A plan by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to cut wholesale call termination rates may be delayed until next year, parties close to the process say. The rates, which were supposed to be cut last month as a first step on a two-year glide path down, are the fees the operators charge each other to carry calls onto their networks.