Browsing: Autopage

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Telecoms firms in a race to the bottom

Having been in the telecommunications industry for 15 years now, it never ceases to amaze me how businesses typically contract with the cellular providers based on the size of the discount on offer

Duncan McLeod
Troubled Altron seeking new blood

It’s been 50 years since Bill Venter, then a 33-year-old telecommunications engineer, founded Allied Electric, the company that would go on to become the Altron group. Alongside publication of its results for the year ended February 2015, Altron

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Altron set to sell Autopage subscriber base

JSE-listed technology group Altron is in advanced-stage discussions to sell the mobile subscribers of Altech Autopage. It’s a move that comes just a year after Nashua Mobile, owned by Reunert, concluded a similar transaction. Altron has been

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Bytes helps offset earnings laggards at Altron

Powertech and Altech Autopage have acted as a drag on technology group Altron’s earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2014, but this has been offset, to a degree, by strong performances from IT services group Bytes and other businesses in the group’s TMT division. For the interim

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Altron turns in sparkling results

Altron appears to be firing on all cylinders. The technology group, which owns Altech, Bytes and Powertech, has reported a 49% improvement in normalised headline earnings per share on the back of a 12% improvement in revenue. It has hiked its dividend to 80c/share, from 60c in 2013. The strong performance was underpinned

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Signs of improvement at Altron

Diversified industrial and technology group Altron has reported a 4% improvement in headline earnings per share (HEPS) in the six months ended 31 August 2013, rising from 79c a year ago to 82c in the latest reporting period. This was on the back of an 8% increase in revenue from continuing operations