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SA is getting a new, corporate-focused telecommunications operator and Internet service provider. The company, OnedotCom, which is part of the same group that is supporting the construction of a R1,2bn fibre-optic communications

The first cellular phones were cumbersome, ungainly things that required strong arms and frequent access to a power point. Then the great shrink happened. By the end of the 1990s, phones had evolved from briefcase-sized to pocket-sized to

BWired, a joint venture between the City of Johannesburg and Ericsson, has completed a 300km core, 1,2Tbit/s fibre-optic broadband network at a cost of R250m. The network stretches from the south of Soweto to Midrand

Outgoing MTN Group CEO Phuthuma Nhleko has been appointed to the board of British energy giant BP. The appointment is effective 1 February. Nhleko is stepping down as CEO of MTN at the end of March, but will

The fibre backbone of the City of Johannesburg’s R1bn broadband infastructure project, being built in conjunction with Ericsson SA, should be completed within the next three months

Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has secured
 a US$60m loan facility from Swedish export credit agency
 EKN to expand its infrastructure, the firm said Wednesday. The loan would see Swedish telecommunications equipment supplier Ericsson 
installing additional equipment to expand Econet’s infrastructure 
in the capital Harare, the company’s largest subscriber base.

Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, the world’s second-largest cellphone group by subscriber numbers, used a stage at Mobile World Congress to warn of Google’s growing dominance in Web search and advertising and suggested regulators should intervene to prevent the company from becoming a monopoly