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Sipho Maseko is one brave CEO. The Telkom boss is about to take on powerful trade unions in a move to restructure the telecommunications operator’s business so that it can compete effectively in

A dramatic restructuring of Telkom’s business is on the cards, company executives made clear on Monday. The changes, to be implemented over no more than five years, will lead to fundamental

Telkom surprised the telecommunications industry last week, announcing sweeping price cuts to its wholesale broadband services that should lead to real reductions in retail fixed-line Internet prices. The cuts – which are said to go well beyond what

There have frequently been calls for BT, the former telecoms monopoly, to be broken up. Now, with the company having emerged as the buyer of mobile phone network EE, complaints about BT’s power – which have never gone away – have grown louder. But other than

UK’s telephone companies have yet again announced inflation-busting increases in telephone line rental charges. Why, in a world that is increasingly mobile-first – or even mobile-only – are we still paying so much for landlines? The latest figures from UK telecoms regulator Ofcom show that around 16% of

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