Browsing: David Lerche

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Neotel to give Vodacom the edge

A competitor with a sharp edge. That appears to be the conclusion if the R7bn tie-up between Vodacom and Neotel goes ahead. While this will be good for investors in Vodacom, it might also be positive for the man

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Analysts laud Vodacom over succession

Stock market analysts have praised outgoing Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys, saying the telecommunications operator flourished during his tenure and that his designated replacement, Shameel Joosub, is a sound choice to succeed him. The move is widely

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Icasa’s spectrum plan: analysts weigh in

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has finally moved to open up access to the “high demand” spectrum bands that can be used for next-generation mobile broadband services. The way it’s approaching it could help foster more

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Analysts applaud Padayachie’s appointment

Analysts across the board have welcomed the appointment of Roy Padayachie as communications minister, saying his experience in government and in telecommunications should prove invaluable to the sector. President Jacob Zuma surprised almost everyone

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Heita! It’s Telkom

Wondering what all the Heita branding is about? It’s all pointing to a teaser campaign by Telkom ahead of the launch of its mobile network next week. But can the fixed-line operator really take on the cellphone incumbents at their own game?

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How Telkom Mobile will take fight to rivals

After years in planning, Telkom is expected finally to unveil its mobile network in a fortnight. However, analysts say the company will have to pull out all the stops to gain any traction in the cellular market. David Lerche, telecommunications equity analyst