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Vox Telecom CEO pilots a new course

When Vox Telecom CEO Jacques du Toit, an avid pilot, walks up to his Boeing Stearman, a 1942 biplane used by the US military for training and bombing missions, or up to his more modern, twin-engine Cessna 402, the world around him “switches off”, he says

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MWeb vows to hit back at Telkom

MWeb, the Internet service provider owned by media group Naspers, is assessing Telkom Internet’s dramatic broadband price reductions, announced on Thursday, and has told TechCentral it will respond with product announcements of its own early next week. This comes after

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Reed, MacRobert step down at Vox

Vox Orion CEO Jacques du Toit will take the reins at Vox Telecom with immediate effect after a decision by co-CEOs Doug Reed and Angus MacRobert to step down. MacRobert, who is a former CEO of Dimension Data division Internet Solutions, will leave Vox Telecom, which was

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Power price hikes to hit IT hard

Eskom has asked for a 16%/year increase in electricity prices for the next five years – an effective doubling in the price over the period. This will increase costs for mobile operators and data-centre providers, with costs eventually flowing through to consumers, industry players have warned. Vox Telecom

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Faster Internet, same price

With Telkom doing away with its 384kbit/s fixed-line broadband plan in favour of a 1Mbit/s product, consumers look set to get better speeds without having to fork out more cash to Internet service providers (ISPs) for corresponding data packages, according to industry players. Vox Telecom co-CEO

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Vox lifts lid on YahClick satellite broadband

Vox Telecom, in conjunction with satellite company Yahsat, has launched satellite broadband services for the African market under the YahClick brand, with prices starting at R163/month. Yahsat, or the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, is a private company fully owned by

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Smaller players back call for MTR cut

Cell C CEO Alan Knott-Craig suggested this week that mobile termination rates (MTRs) — the fees mobile operators charge other players to carry calls onto their networks — should be reduced further after they are cut to 40c/minute in March next year. Knott-Craig told

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Darren Scott in online radio venture

Former Jacaranda FM deejay and SuperSport presenter Darren Scott has launched an online radio station called Ballz and he is hoping it will shake up the broadcasting landscape in SA. Ballz follows in the path of other online radio ventures like Cape Town’s 2OceansVibe and is apparently already garnering a loyal

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Delisted Vox wants to return to its roots

With just a week to go before Vox Telecom terminates its listing on the JSE, founder and CEO Doug Reed wants to return the company to its “entrepreneurial roots”, away from the public glare that comes with being a listed company. And he wants to get the company back

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Ngcaba decries spectrum auctions

Dimension Data SA chairman Andile Ngcaba, who is a big investor in SA’s telecommunications industry through his company Convergence Partners, expressed frustration on Monday at the slow pace of decision making over the allocation of

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