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Microsoft’s Nyati named to Blue Label board

Microsoft SA MD Mteto Nyati has been appointed as a nonexecutive director on the board of JSE-listed telecommunications group Blue Label Telecoms. Nyati, who has headed Microsoft’s SA operation for the past two years, takes up the role from today.

Arc takes aim at small business market

Arc Telecom, a start-up company established by former iBurst Business staff, is taking aim at the small and medium-sized business market with its converged telecom services. The company will offer its services from Thursday.

Vodacom quietly sheds WBS shareholding

Vodacom has quietly sold its 24% stake in Wireless Business Solutions (WBS) Holdings to the company’s other shareholders. The cellular operator hopes its disposal of its shareholding in iBurst’s parent company will clear the way for it to successfully bid for radio frequency spectrum in the 2,6GHz and 3,5GHz ranges.

Blue Label goes virus hunting

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has partnered with international security software provider Symantec to pilot its mobile phone security suite in SA. Blue Label co-CEO Brett Levy says Symantec approached Blue Label to act as distributor of the product in SA. “It is a good opportunity for us because people can no longer ignore security risks on their phones,” says Levy.

Blue Label promises to play ball with Telkom

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms says a controversial contract signed with Telkom’s ailing Nigerian operation, Multi-Links, is being reviewed. Blue Label co-CEO Mark Levy says the contract has reached its annual review time, and the company is willing to make some concessions to help save the troubled Multi-Links.

International sales lift Blue Label

Substantial growth in its international operations lifted the performance of independent telecommunications group Blue Label Telecoms over the past financial year, says analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. This growth was primarily achieved through strong growth in Nigeria and disposing of interests in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Telkom seeks to stave off Nigeria bankruptcy

Telkom is trying urgently to renegotiate multiple contracts entered into by its troubled Nigerian subsidiary Multi-Links. If it can’t reach new agreements with the suppliers, Multi-Links could be forced to shut up shop. That’s the stark warning from Telkom acting CEO Jeffrey Hedberg, who had been running the Nigerian business until a few weeks ago, when he was called on by Telkom’s board to head up the group following the premature departure of former CEO Reuben September.

Neotel prepaid launch a step closer

As Neotel gears up to launch its first prepaid consumer products in the next few weeks, the telecommunications operator has announced it has concluded a deal with JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms to take the offerings to market. Blue Label will offer Neotel’s prepaid products through its retail points of presence across the country. The products are expected to be launched next month.

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