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How smaller players upended SA telecoms

South Africa’s telecommunications industry is on the cusp of its next wave of growth, thanks to the growing uptake by businesses and consumers of bandwidth-intensive applications such as cloud services and Internet streaming. Fast-changing user behaviour

Duncan McLeod
Toughest challenges loom for Telkom

Telkom’s share price has risen sharply in the past year on optimism that the new leadership team under CEO Sipho Maseko has what it takes to turn the lumbering telecommunications giant around. Since last June, the share price has gained more than 150%. And since its low point in May last year, it has

Vumatel eyes billions for SA home fibre

Vumatel, the company that recently won the project to deploy fibre-to-the-home broadband in Parkhurst in Johannesburg intends rolling out fibre to as many as 200 000 homes in the next three to four years at a cost of between R2bn and R3bn. The company, which is led by CEO Niel Schoeman

DFA in last-mile fibre play

Fibre-optic telecommunications specialist Dark Fibre Africa has announced it is to acquire Conduct, a last-mile fibre developer that provides high-speed access to business customers in South Africa’s urban centre. DFA has traditional focused on metropolitan

Conduct takes its fibre to Cape Town

Conduct Telecommunications, a fibre-optic infrastructure developer backed by international private equity firm The Birchman Group, has completed a project in the Cape Town suburb of Claremont where it is providing open-access fibre to a number of businesses

Came buys into Conduct

Telecommunications industry investor and former Dimension Data director Richard Came, who has played a leading role in building alternative fibre-optic infrastructure in South Africa in recent years, has bought a minority stake in last-mile fibre player Conduct Telecommunications. Came, who also has a shareholding

Free fibre for businesses

Open-access fibre infrastructure supplier Conduct Telecommunications says it will connect business premises in Johannesburg and Cape Town to its fibre-optic broadband network at no cost. The company intends to expand its footprint to 100

Cape Town next for last-mile fibre player

Conduct Telecommunications, a fibre-optic infrastructure developer, plans to spend R500m in the next 12-24 months expanding high-speed communications networks to 100 precincts around the country. The company, which is backed by international private equity firm The Birchman Group

Last-mile fibre coming to more suburbs

Conduct Telecommunications, a “last-mile” fibre-optic telecommunications operator owned by the Birchman Group, plans to extend its high-speed access network to more suburbs in Johannesburg in the next few months, including to Rosebank, Chislehurston and Rivonia. The company, which has raised funding from the Industrial Development Corp

SA gets new ‘last-mile’ fibre player

Multinational consulting and managed services company, the Birchman Group, is entering SA’s telecommunications market with plans, eventually, to invest billions of rand in a national wholesale fibre-optic network to connect small, medium and large enterprises to high-speed broadband. The company, which has