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BT, the British telecommunications group, has won a six-year, US$37m (about R390m) deal with the De Beers Group of Companies in terms of which it will provide a wide range of IT services to 70 De Beers sites, including exploration and mining locations worldwide. De Beers is the world’s largest

British telecommunications giant BT has named former IBM sub-Saharan Africa GM Oliver Fortuin as its new MD following the resignation of Keith Matthews. Fortuin, who was also a former GM of IBM’s PC Company in Africa, takes the top job at BT with immediate effect. Most recently, Fortuin, who has an MBA from Open University

Keith Matthews, MD of BT in South Africa and GM of the UK-headquartered firm’s sub-Saharan Africa region, is stepping down at the end of the month. He will be replaced by a senior technology industry figure on 1 May, but the company is not naming his

Cell C employees began moving into the company’s sprawling new campus, built at the confluence of the N1 and N3 freeways in Woodmead, near Midrand, at the end of last year. The 50 000sq m facility includes a main head office facility, a customer service centre, a new national network

BT Group, formerly British Telecom, has unveiled a new drive for growth in the high-growth markets of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, with a plan to accelerate its expansion in these regions. Speaking via a telecast from Malaysia on Thursday, Kevin Taylor, president of

Datatec has named Gary Bullard as the new CEO of subsidiary Logicalis Group following the retirement of Ian Cook, who has been appointed as nonexecutive chairman. According to Datatec, Bullard has 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. In his most recent

UK telecommunications group BT, formerly British Telecom, has launched what it claims is the first ever trial of a 10Gbit/s or “hyper-fast” broadband network in a “live working environment”. Cornwall-based engineering firm Arcol UK Ltd is the test site for deployment of the new technology where

BT Group (formerly British Telecom) is expanding its presence in sub-Saharan Africa, including in SA, doubling the number of people it employs across the Middle East and Africa and investing in fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure, the company said on Tuesday

BT Group is playing coy over its plans to invest significant capital in fibre-optic network infrastructure in SA, but TechCentral understands an announcement about its plans is imminent. Company executives skirted the issue at a press

A senior BT Group official has hinted that the company, formerly known as British Telecom, is “close to” investing in fibre projects in Africa, and in “SA in particular”, as demand for high-capacity infrastructure in the region explodes. A “data tsunami”