Browsing: Broadband Infraco

Opinion
A radical proposal for state-owned fibre

“It costs more to get data to the coast than it does to get it the rest of the way to Europe.” Since the arrival of high-capacity undersea fibre-optic cables to African shores in 2009, I have heard this complaint

Duncan McLeod
ANC has left a rotten legacy in ICT

The publication this week of the deeply problematic national integrated ICT policy white paper is just the latest episode in 22 years of ANC policy making that has left a rotten legacy for the sector. The industry has made progress in the

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Broadband Infraco reduces losses

State-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has reported a reduced loss of R91m for the year ended 31 March 2016, a significant improvement from the loss of R245m it reported

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Telkom walks away from Infraco

Telkom has walked away from talks to buy state-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco, TechCentral has learnt. According to a well-placed source, the parties could not…

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Cwele rules out privatisation

The department of telecommunications & postal services has started to accelerate the rationalisation of state-owned entities to save money. Minster Siyabonga Cwele on Tuesday said that the programme to rationalise

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Minister skirts question on Infraco sale

South Africa’s minister of telecommunications & postal services, Siyabonga Cwele, has distanced his department from reports that telecommunications company Telkom and state-owned connectivity firm Broadband Infraco could merge. Media reports this

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Infraco, Telkom set to merge: report

A merger of troubled state-owned telecommunications infrastructure company Broadband Infraco and Telkom, in which government holds a 39,8% direct stake, looks increasingly certain, a report published on Monday said. Business Day said Infraco has indicated in

Hilton Tarrant
How to solve SA’s broadband mess

I was on a flight – my tenth or twelfth of the year, I forget – so I missed the president’s state of the nation address. In it, the word “broadband” was mentioned only twice, roughly about the same number of mentions it garners every year. “Government,” we were told

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