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The suspension and dismissal of executives at Broadband Infraco is what’s behind an anonymous letter sent to public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba and the Public Protector, says acting CEO Andrew Shaw. The allegations contained

State-owned broadband infrastructure company Broadband Infraco has had a tough few months. But acting CEO, Andrew Shaw, reckons the company is getting itself sorted out and will make a meaningful impact

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

The first submarine fibre system to serve SA along Africa’s west coast in nine years came ashore at Yzerfontein, north of Cape Town, on Tuesday morning. The 14 000km-long West African Cable System (Wacs), with a design capacity

Andrew Shaw has been appointed interim CEO of Broadband Infraco, the public enterprises ministry said on Tuesday. This follows the resignation of Dave Smith from the state-owned telecoms infrastructure

Want fibre to your home? You could soon have it. i3 Africa, a new company backed by the National Empowerment Fund, plans to build a high-speed fibre network connecting 2,5m homes within the next

In a surprise development, Dave Smith, the CEO of state-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco CEO has resigned. The resignation takes effect immediately

Episode 16 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast TalkCentral is ready for streaming or downloading. In the latest episode, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Candice Jones reflect on Cell C’s mobile broadband launch in Gauteng and the new data tariffs on offer.

Broadband Infraco, the state-owned infrastructure provider that is expected to launch commercially within the next few weeks, pumped R407m into its network in the 2010 financial year, up from R373m in 2009.

The increase is mainly due to the cost of network operations, maintenance and repairs, the company says in its latest annual report.

State-owned telecommunications infrastructure provider Broadband Infraco has used its latest annual report to criticise a decision not to grant it a service licence under the Electronic Communications Act. It says the decision, taken by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) and backed by communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, undermines financially its investment in a new undersea cable system.