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Telkom has appointed Ian Russell as chief procurement officer with effect from 1 February 2014, the telecommunications group said in a statement on Thursday. “This appointment takes us a step closer to completing the renewal of the top leadership team,” said group CEO Sipho

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

Internet service providers (ISPs) and their customers can look forward to reduced broadband data prices in coming months because Telkom is set to reduce its IP Connect (IPC) fees by 8% next month, the first of three reductions that form part of the terms of the settlement reached between

Telkom’s bosses received huge pay hikes in 2013, despite deepening financial woes at the telecommunications group. Former group CEO Nombulelo Moholi, who left Telkom in March, took home slightly less money than she did in the prior year – a total of R11,6m, from R12,1m before – but this

Telkom has begun testing fibre-to-the-home and fibre-to-the-business services as part of what it’s calling a “technical proof of concept”. The tests are part of the company’s multibillion-rand project to refresh of its access network into homes and businesses as it moves to offer much faster fixed-line broadband to its customers

Telkom is in limbo. At the end of May, when government decided not to support the sale of 20% of the group’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, communications minister Pule was given three months to come up with a strategic plan for the troubled telecommunications operator

Telkom has agreed to allow rival Internet service providers to participate in trials to test its speedier broadband fixed-line network. This followed criticism from the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa), an industry body, in which it suggested that the operator’s decision to restrict the tests to its own

JSE-listed telecommunications operator Telkom has begun rolling out fixed broadband connections offering speeds of up to 40Mbit/s on a trial basis in selected areas in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town. The pilot, which will run until

For the first time, the operator is also talking about delivering fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services, though Bashier Sallie, the company’s MD of wholesale and networks, says it’s important that a “pragmatic” approach is taken to delivering FTTH given challenges such as how spread out SA’s population is compared to some other countries that

Fixed-line operator Telkom plans to launch a fibre-to-the-home trial network in two separate parts of the country soon, Bashier Sallie, MD of wholesale and networks, tells TechCentral. The company hasn’t yet decided where the trials will take place or when exactly they’ll go live.