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A consortium of South African investors led by Convergence Partners, and comprising Altirah Telecoms and the Convergence Partners Foundation, has disposed of its 25,1% interest in the New Dawn satellite joint venture to Intelsat. The decision to

Satellite broadband provider SkyeVine has had a stressful first few months, not least because of problems with its satellite provider, but the company appears to be finding its feet – and finding subscribers in some unlikely places. Meant as a broadband service for outlying and other underserviced areas that don’t have access

Convergence Partners chairman Andile Ngcaba hinted strongly on Tuesday that he wants to build an African version of Telehouse Europe, the carrier-neutral colocation facility based in London’s Docklands that serves as the main hub of Internet traffic in the UK. Speaking at an industry panel organised Vodacom subsidiary

Convergence Partners, the technology investment vehicle controlled by Dimension Data Africa chairman Andile Ngcaba, wants to work with partners to build a multibillion-rand national wholesale mobile broadband network using long-term evolution (LTE) technology. TechCentral has learnt exclusively that Convergence Partners

The Intelsat New Dawn satellite, partly funded by SA’s Convergence Partners, has had a troubled birth. Launched on Good Friday last year, the satellite ran into serious problems when its “west antenna reflector” failed to deploy. Engineers have been unable to correct the problem. A number of attempts were

Satellite service provider Intelsat, together with content management and delivery company GlobeCast, are launching a new media platform on the Intelsat New Dawn satellite, the companies said on Thursday. The media platform will use New Dawn’s Ku-band satellite system. The satellite is a joint venture

Just as undersea and terrestrial fibre connectivity is booming around and in Africa, an explosion in satellite capacity serving the region is also under way. The “dark continent” is getting connected to the global village. This week’s annual Satcom conference

A new communications satellite, Intelsat New Dawn, backed by SA’s Convergence Partners and international satellite group Intelsat, successfully blasted off into space from French Guiana on Good Friday aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle

The Intelsat New Dawn satellite, which will almost entirely serve the African market, will take to the skies on Wednesday night from a launch complex in French Guiana. Intelsat MD for Africa sales