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Remgro’s CIVH pounces on Vumatel

Community Investment Ventures Holdings, a shareholder in Dark Fibre Africa, announced on Friday is has bought 34.9% of fibre-to-the-home pioneer Vumatel and plans to buy the remaining 65.1% soon, subject

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Vodacom said to be eyeing Vumatel stake

Speculation is growing that Vodacom is poised to buy 49% of fibre-to-the-home provider Vumatel. Industry talk is that Dark Fibre Africa, in a deal possibly facilitated through its largest shareholder, Remgro

Opinion
No reason to fear the robot revolution

Machine learning is going to alter our world fundamentally for the better, improving healthcare and the manufacturing industry, and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a range of industries. For those who are into science-fiction

Opinion
The case for open data in telecoms

The telecommunications landscape is changing. The mobile revolution is maturing and entering a new phase of slower growth. The rapid spread of fibre-optic networks is increasing the ability of existing operators to deliver

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DFA raises R1,2bn in new funding

Open-access fibre telecommunications specialist Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) said on Tuesday that it has raised more than R1,2bn in new debt funding, seemingly putting to rest speculation that it is for sale

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Why SA must embrace smart cities

Along with the rest of the world, South Africa is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, in which the smart use of information and technology is reshaping societies. One of the most apparent ways in which this is happening can be seen is in the growth

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SqwidNet expands IoT network to more cities

Dark Fibre Africa-owned Internet-of-things network operator SqwidNet said on Tuesday that it has expanded coverage to eight metropolitan areas – East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, the East Rand

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