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Link Africa, the fibre communications company previously known as i3 Africa, has scaled back its business, closing its Johannesburg office and ending its plans, at least for now, to build fibre-to-the-home infrastructure in South Africa’s big cities. TechCentral has learnt that 15 managers

Link Africa’s agreement wuith the City of Tshwane to roll out a 2 000km fibre-optic telecommunications backbone in Pretoria has been cast into doubt after the city issued a statement disputing statements made by the company. Link Africa CEO Rikus Matthyser told TechCentral last week that the company had

Open-access fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure provider Link Africa, formerly known as i3 Africa, has revealed that it expects to begin rolling out high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections starting in 2013. The company, which has bought

Telkom is dominating the news, and not for all the right reasons. In the latest episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson chat about the company’s annual results, cabinet’s decision not to support the transaction with Korea’s KT Corp and 8ta’s competitive position as a broadband

Fledgling fibre-to-the-home infrastructure provider LinkAfrica Group, formerly known as i3 Africa, is finally ready to begin its trial network in Umhlanga, north of Durban, and is also gearing up to begin rolling out fibre in Pretoria and Cape Town. In March 2011, TechCentral

Investors have expressed keen interest in a undersea broadband cable that would link Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (the Brics countries) to each other and the US, a promoter of the project said on Thursday. “There have been many parties showing interest in the Brics cable project. To date, a total of

Just when telecommunications industry players and analysts thought SA couldn’t possibly get any more undersea broadband infrastructure, news is emerging of a raft of new cable systems that will serve both SA and the region. On Monday, Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA — the so-called Brics countries — announced plans for a new high-capacity

It’s almost the end of another busy year in SA’s technology industry. We know what our favourite stories were in 2011, but which articles did you, TechCentral’s readers, pore over the most? These are the pieces, in ascending order from 10 to one, that generated the most reads during the year

Someone once said that a “successful company is one that lays a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them”. With that in mind, I do not believe it’s too late for Telkom. Recently, Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys

SA and Africa have never had it so good. Almost every month brings news of some or other big broadband project. The latest, a plan to build a high-capacity cable between Brazil, SA and Angola, will bring terabits of new